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Time/TV: 7 p.m./Sun Sports
Line: Magic by 8.5
Tickets: $8-$288 on TiqIQ
Season Series: Tonight in Orlando
1) Stan Van Gundy says there will be no change to the Magic's starting lineup, telling Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel that the Magic need those players that are struggling to play well to get the team where it wants to be regardless of when they play. A poll from Orlando Pinstriped Post said fans are in favor of changing some things up.
2) Last season's trade with Phoenix has not quite panned out, Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel writes.
3) Ryan Anderson's improvement this season is not completely from playing with Dwight Howard. Anderson creates offense for himself even with Howard on the bench, Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post writes.
4) Stan Van Gundy said Marcin Gortat is in the perfect situation for him playing the pick and roll with Steve Nash, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports. Gortat's return is the story for the Suns, Michael Schwartz of Valley of the Suns writes.
5) Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel really breaks down the Magic's offensive struggles against the Bulls. Stan Van Gundy has put it on himself to find the answer to Orlando's offensive woes against the best defensive teams in the league.6) The Suns have improved a lot in March thanks to a resurgence from their bench, Paul Coro of the The Arizona Republic writes. The run has vaulted Phoenix back into the Playoff race, Zach Lowe of the Point Forward writes.
7) The real problem with the Magic is not that Dwight Howard can't make free throws but that he is the only person who can get to the line, Nate Drexler of MagicBasketball.net writes.
8) Stan Van Gundy may be flailing in the wind too next year if the Magic don't extend his contract and that might be very very bad, Kelly Dwyer of Ball Don't Lie writes.
9) Despite a strong record, the Magic are still trying to develop good habits and consistency, Kyle Hightower of the Associated Press writes.
11) The era of super teams is not going to end with Dwight Howard's statement of loyalty, Rohan Cruyff of HoopSpeak.com writes.
12) Steve Nash and Grant Hill are likely to remain in Phoenix next year, Alex Laugan of Bright Side of the Sun rights. Hill expects to continue playing even at 39 years old, Chris Tomasson of Fox Sports Florida reports.
13) Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel apologizes to Grant Hill for blaming his disloyalty in leaving Orlando as a free agent.