Magic (47-17) at Wizards (15-50)
This year:November 8: Magic 106, Wizards 81
November 27: Magic 105, Wizards 90
January 6: Magic 89, Wizards 80
Notable Magic numbers this season:
4th in expected winning percentage (.733)
10th in pace factor (92.6 possessions per game)
7th in offensive efficiency/offensive rating (109.8)
3rd in defensive efficiency/defensive rating (102.2)
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The Other Side: Magic
|Tonight's Projected Starters|
|Wizards||vs.|| Magic |
|Player filling in for injured starter ||PG||Rafer Alston |
|Tough Juice ||SG||Courtney Lee |
|Player filling in for injured starter||SF||Mickael Pietrus |
|The Last Man Standing ||PF||Rashard Lewis |
|Player filling in for injured starter||C||Dwight Howard |
Apologies on the lack of a recap on the Hornets game so far, I spent too much time on the photoshop (which I hope will be worth it) for the game and I didn't get the chance to write all the text to go with it. But It'll be coming down the pipeline, don't you worry. All I can tell you is this: I hope you enjoy Mike James being Dustin Hoffman.
On to tonight, we face another upper-echelon team with a brilliant young star in Dwight Howard. I'm not expecting a whole lot tonight because Howard is so dominant inside and the three point shooters that Orlando has put around him will get plenty of open looks tonight if I know the Wizards' defense like I think I do.
On the bright side, the Wizards played them well last time thanks to a magnificent performance by Caron Butler. That, plus the fact that the Magic will be without Jameer Nelson and Hedo Turkoglu is a game-time decision with a sore left foot. So there's certainly hope that the Wiz can make a competitive game out of this one, but I don't see much of a chance for a win tonight. But hey, Sacramento is coming to town Saturday.
This is an open thread, so if you like jumping while other people finish alley-oops, talk about it here.