Magic Wands: at Knicks 3/23

New York City, N.Y.
(45-26) vs. (35-35)
Time/TV: 8 p.m./ESPN, Sun Sports
Line: Magic by 2
Season Series: Won 112-103 in Orlando on Dec. 30; Won 116-110 in Orlando on March 1; Tonight in New York; March 28 in New York
Tickets: $36-$2666 on TiqIQ
Video Vault:

–Otis Smith expressed a strange wish to Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel. He said he is hoping for a point guard controversy because that would mean Gilbert Arenas is playing well enough to push for starter’s minutes.

The Magic’s solution to their turnover problem? Not to talk about it, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

–Silver Screen & Roll argues Dwight Howard should be MVP… because we have seen this story play about before.

–Questions have arisen as to whether there is already a rift between Carmelo Anthony and his new team in New York. But Mike D’Antoni and Amar’e Stoudemire claim Anthony is on board with what the Knicks are doing.

The Knicks are searching for answers after a surprisingly offensive deficient performance against the Celtics, Jonathan Abrams of Off the Dribble reports.

Dwight Howard went on Jimmy Fallon last night and professed some love for Orlando.

–George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel writes Jameer Nelson is the heart and soul of the Magic. Hard not to agree with him.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says Dwight Howard might still have some blind spots in his offensive game.

–Danny Ferrara of Knicks Knightly suggests Carmelo Anthony has to change his game to fit in with Mike D’Antoni and the Knicks. It may be soemthing that does not happen until they get a training camp together.

Depth is a big issue facing the Knicks, Jonathan Abrams of The New York Times writes.

–The Magic generally consider Madison Square Garden to be just another gym, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel writes.

The 76ers have their eyes set on the fifth seed, sitting 3.5 games back of the Hawks.

Dwight Howard and the Magic set off a little bit of a stir with the student of Baruch College, where the Magic practiced yesterday. Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel has video of the event.

Philip Rossman-Reich

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