The Orlando Magic are heading out West for an important road trip with some winnable games after Monday’s tilt with the Golden State Warriors.
Four-game week alert! Four-game week alert!
That is right. Four games this week with an entire spectrum of NBA talent.
From the dizzying highs of the Golden State Warriors to the worrying lows of the Los Angeles Lakers (What? The Lakers just beat the Warriors? Weird). What about the unfortunately rebuilding Portland Trail Blazers? (They are in the playoff race? In the West? If you say so!) How about the Sacramento Kings? Yep, they are where they are supposed to be.
Of course, standings and records mean very little when it comes to the Orlando Magic.
By all rights, they should have been smashed by the Warriors a couple of weeks ago, yet it took two Steph Curry 3-pointers for the Warriors to make it out of Orlando — one of those threes happened to be from half court.
Switch to the frankly awful Phoenix Suns. Last week, I outlined just how bad the Suns had been of late. You could not line it up any better for the Magic . . . then they go out and lose by 20.
So we know the Magic like to keep us guessing (and keep this preview looking foolish).
What can they surprised us with in this week of four games, two back-to-back’s and a Western Conference road trip?