(42-26) vs. (26-40)
Line: Magic by 6
Tickets: $7-$150 on TiqIQ
–The Magic seem to think they can turn things on once the Playoffs start, Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel observes. Dwight Howard does not appear to be panicing as the Magic search for consistency.
–JJ Redick will miss his fourth straight game tonight, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.
–Coming out of Sunday’s premier of the Fab Five documentary, J.A. Adande of TrueHoop looks at two guys who bookended that incredible Michigan team — Georgetown’s Patrick Ewing and Duke’s JJ Redick.
–Otis Smith may have made his bed in acquiring Gilbert Arenas, George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel writes. Likely the Magic’s future rests on Arenas’ shaky legs.
–The Bucks, blown out last night in Atlanta, are quickly falling out of the Eastern Conference’s playoff race, John Hollinger of ESPN writes.
–David Stern may have proven Stan Van Gundy’s point with his response to least week’s spat about Dwight Howard’s technical fouls, Dan Le Batard of the Miami Herald writes.
–Stan Van Gundy says Orlando has to be ready for Milwaukee’s intensity during today’s game.
–Hedo Turkoglu hopes he will get to play for the Turkish National Team at the 2012 Olympics in London and thinks he might go overseas if there is a lockout, Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel writes.
–A recent Sports Illustrated players poll named Stan Van Gundy as the most annoying coach during a game.
–Orlando comes in eighth in this week’s Power Rankings by Britt Robson of Sports Illustrated.
–Josh Cohen of OrlandoMagic.com examines some lesser known players that played a big part in NBA history — including Sherman Douglas and Vern Fleming who helped the Magic get Penny Hardaway.
–Tracy McGrady does not see the value of practice during the season for an individual.