(29-16) vs. (16-25)
Line: Magic by 5
Tickets: $7-$236 on TiqIQ
–Stan Van Gundy is confident his team’s defense will improve and that the players will get out of this rut. As I discovered, consistency might be the team’s biggest issue. David Steele of Parquet Report writes it might be time to go back to the drawing board on the defensive end.
–Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel tries to figure out who Orlando’s go-to guy is after the departure of Vince Carter. They may have more than one.
–Jason Williams is not with the team while it is on their two-game road trip, reports Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel. It is the second road trip he has missed.
–Kelly Dwyer of Ball Don’t Lie writes Roy Hibbert’s ability to adjust to defenders who know his name might hold the key to Indiana’s season.
–Eddy Rivera of Magic Basketball analyzes Dwight Howard’s MVP candidacy.
–Quentin Richardson got some meaningful minutes in Monday’s loss, but Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel writes don’t expect him to join the rotation any time soon.
–Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post writes the consternation over Dwight Howard’s future could be a lot worse. Take Deron Williams, for example.
–On Feb. 12, several items inside the Amway Arena will be up for auction — including game-worn jerseys, seats and items from the Magic locker room.