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Auburn Hills, Mich.
(14-26) vs. (15-25)
Time/TV: 7:30 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Pistons by 5
Tickets: $1-$113 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Won 110-106 in Auburn Hills on Nov. 16; Won 90-74 in Orlando on Nov. 21; Tonight in Auburn Hills; Jan. 27 in Orlando
1) For those still interested in trying to piece together what happened last year to the Magic, Stan Van Gundy had a very open interview where he talked about some of the things that went wrong in that final year in a wide-ranging interview with Jon Saraceno of USA Today.
2) Maurice Harkless is quietly improving his game behind the scenes for the Magic and waiting his chance to get on the floor, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com writes. Still, Harkless is waiting for his turn to come off the bench, Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel writes. And at some point, the Magic will turn their focus more to development than to winning.
3) Tonight the Magic reach the midway point of the season. It has been a surprising half season, but also one that could have been better, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com discovers.
4) Jameer Nelson tells Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel that he hopes to play until he is 40.
5) The key for tonight's game, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel writes, is slowing down Greg Monroe.
6) Tayshaun Prince tells Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press that he is anxious and excited to see what former teammate, and Magic coaching finalist, Lindsey Hunter does as the interim head coach for the Suns.