|Score||Time Left||Off. Rtg.||eFG%||O.Reb.%||TOR||FTR|
|Oklahoma City||97||Pace: 92||104.9||54.2||18.4||16.1||26.4|
Oklahoma City, Okla.
(0-0) vs. (0-0)
Time/TV: 8 p.m./ESPN, Sun Sports
Line: Oklahoma City by 7.5
Tickets: $150-$385 on TiqIQ
Season Series: Tonight in Oklahoma City, March 1 in Orlando
1) Ryan Anderson will start tonight's season opener and Glen Davis will come off the bench. Stan Van Gundy tells Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel that Earl Clark will get his shot at Kevin Durant.
2) Josh Robbins of the Orlando Magic says to watch out for the way Jameer Nelson and Hedo Turkoglu handle their defensive assignments against Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant tonight.
3) Kendrick Perkins tells Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman that his rivalry with Dwight Howard was built out of a mutual respect for the other. It has become one of the most intriguing post matchups int he NBA.
4) Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel says fans should be ready for two different seasons from the Magic -- the pre-trade deadline season and the post-trade deadline season.
6) Originally the Magic were not scheduled to play on Christmas, the lockout changed that and so Stan Van Gundy had an early Christmas on Friday with his family while Jameer Nelson plans on talking with his family Sunday morning via Skype.
7) Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports wonders if Dwight Howard's shoe contract with adidas, and their relationship with Derrick Rose, has something to do with Dwight's thinking in his impending free agency.
8) Speaking of shoes, Kevin Durant took to the streets of Oklahoma City to give away free pairs of his new shoe.
9) New TNT analyst Shaquille O'Neal had some choice words for the way Otis Smith has handled the Dwight Howard trade request.
10) Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel is dreaming of a Dwight Christmas.
11) ZorgonB of Daily Thunder previews tonight's game as the NBA finally returns.