5 most essential matchups on the Orlando Magic’s schedule
Feb. 8: vs. San Antonio
The Orlando crowd will have to wait a while but Victor Wembanyama will make his first visit to the Amway Center in February. There is a matchup before this in San Antonio on Jan. 31, but the game in Orlando is arguably more intriguing since Orlando dominated San Antonio at Amway Center last season.
The fact that Wembanyama will be in this game makes this game all the more interesting. It will be interesting to see how the Orlando big men guard him in the post and really on the entire defensive end of the floor.
Not to mention, this is the matchup of the last two top overall picks in the draft. Paolo Banchero will certainly have something to say about all the hype and hoopla Wembanyama is receiving — the Spurs have 19 national TV games this year thanks to Wembanyama while the Magic are settling on five.
Wembanyama is one of the most intriguing players the NBA has seen in a while making his debut in Orlando. It will draw a big crowd and it gives the Magic a chance to show what they can do against an incoming, high-profile player.
Much like the Houston Rockets, who the Orlando Magic are playing to open the season, the San Antonio Spurs are an up-and-coming rebuild, just like Orlando. They look evenly matched with both teams splitting the series with two blowout wins a piece. The equal matchups combined with the Wemby factor coming to O-Town make this a very interesting game to watch.