Where and when? Tip off is at 7 p.m. at the Verizon Center. If you can't make it to the game, you can watch on CSN Washington, or join the #radioparty on 99.1 WNEW.
Who's out? Bradley Beal is questionable for tonight's game with that sore toe that kept him out of Saturday's game. Luke Ridnour was inactive for Sunday's game for "personal reasons." His status for tonight is unclear.
Are they good? Well, they're talented. They've got some interesting young pieces like Victor Oladipo, Elfrid Payton, Aaron Gordon, Kyle O'Quinn, Tobias Harris, and Nikola "Vucci Mane" Vucevic. Problem is, they haven't been able to establish an identity together. They started the season 15-37, which cost Jacque Vaughn his job last week.
In comes James Borrego, at least for the time being, who gave the Magic a nice jump start in his first two games at the helm. Orlando picked up a win his debut over the Lakers, and very nearly pulled off the upset against the Bulls at home last night.
Is Channing Frye going to touch Nene's head again? HE BETTER NOT.
What happened in their other meetings this season? The Wizards went down to Orlando in late October for the Magic's home opener and staved off a motivated Magic team for a 105-98 for their first win of the season. They got there thanks to 30 & 12 from John Wall and some clutch shots from Paul Pierce.
In their second go-round, the Wizards snuck out Orlando with a win thanks to Andre Miller and Bradley Beal teaming up for a game-winning lob play at the buzzer. Let's see that one more time:
Who's going to win? Tonight serves as an interesting gut-check game for the Wizards after smashing through their slump on Saturday night. We'll see if they can keep their intensity up tonight now that the slump is over. If they can't, the Magic, who are still in James Borrego honeymoon mode, could make things much more difficult than they need to be this evening. That said, Washington should still be able to pull this one out.