Orlando Magic at San Antonio Spurs (Feb. 29, 2020): How to Watch, Odds and Prediction

DeMar DeRozan is a talented scorer but lacks a three-point shot.Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)
DeMar DeRozan is a talented scorer but lacks a three-point shot.Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The Orlando Magic look to build off their three-game win streak with a road test against the San Antonio Spurs. Orlando holds a half-game lead for seventh in the East.

Orlando Magic (27-32) vs. San Antonio Spurs (24-33)


8:30 p.m./FOX Sports Florida




$8-$473 on StubHub

2020 Season Series:

Magic 111, Spurs 109

in Orlando on Nov. 15; Tonight in San Antonio

PaceOff. Rtg.Def. Rtg.eFG%O.Reb.%TO%FTR
San Antonio100.6111.0112.552.623.412.225.4

OMD Prediction

The Orlando Magic have to be a bit upset over this rest disadvantage they are facing. The San Antonio Spurs have not played since Wednesday sitting at home waiting for the Orlando Magic while the Magic played a tough game Friday at home. Such is life in the NBA. The Spurs will be without LaMarcus Aldridge as he nurses an injury for this one. But like the Timberwolves, the Spurs are struggling heading into this one. San Antonio has won just four times in their last 14 games. They certainly have some dynamic offensive players. A Gregg Popovich team should be prepared after a lot of time off. The Magic will need to straighten their defense and a slower-paced game should help with that. Orlando is rolling though and the momentum very well could continue even in a tough setting.

29. Prediction. 105. 38. 104

1) Terrence Ross picked up some steam and his momentum helped the Orlando Magic sprint past the Minnesota Timberwolves. Aaron Gordon recorded his first career triple-double to help pace the Magic through the game.

2) When Aaron Gordon is racking up assists and filling up a stat sheet, the team is very different. It is significantly better and more dangerous. Gordon became the 17th player in Magic history to record a triple-double.

3) Aaron Gordon received the Orlando Magic’s traditional ice bath after his triple-double performance Friday. His heightened play only emphasizes some of the long-term questions the Magic face starting this summer, Josh Robbins of The Athletic writes.

4) Aaron Gordon is showing signs of a breakthrough with his strong run of play. Garrett Townsend of Orlando Pinstriped Posts asks if this time it is permanent.

5) Aaron Gordon has found his offensive rhythm by embracing the dirty work to fill in the gaps in the offense.

6) Markelle Fultz’s return to the court was a long journey full of doubt and determination, Mirin Fader of Bleacher/Report writes.

7) With Kyrie Irving out with an injury and a tough schedule ahead for the Brooklyn Nets, the door is open for the Orlando Magic to pass and gain distance in the race for seventh, Spencer Henderson writes.

8) The Orlando Magic are picking up speed as the playoff race tightens, Omar Cabrera writes. Momentum is building, but it can dissipate quickly and they know it.

9) Nylon Calculus’ offensive style chart shows the Orlando Magic rely heavily on player movement, but are thing on everything else.

10) Zach Lowe of ESPN.com at least likes Mohamed Bamba’s stylish two-handed dunking.

11) Jonathan Isaac is inching closer toward a return to the court. But the Orlando Magic should stay patient with his recovery from his knee injury.

12) Despite a difficult season for the San Antonio Spurs their core duo of DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge are still competitive in the Western Conference, Aaron Meullion of Air Alamo writes.

13) The San Antonio Spurs can still rescue their season by inserting Derrick White into the starting lineup over Bryn Forbes, Dylan Carter of Air Alamo writes.

14) Steve Clifford’s open-communication approach has helped the Orlando Magic establish their base and work together to find answers.

15) Evan Fournier is returning to his role as closer for the Orlando Magic, Chet Stirston writes.

16) Lonnie Walker honored Kobe Bryant with a special pair of shoes in Wednesday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks. Kobe meant more to him, as he did to so many other players, than just being an all-time great, Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News writes.

17) Dylan Carter of Air Alamo examines three potential free agents to fill the San Antonio Spurs’ final roster spot.

18) Five players who have next for next year’s Orlando Magic Hall of Fame slate.