|New York||113||Pace: 84.5||133.7||65.9||30.3||9.5||9.8|
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New York City, N.Y.
(14-30) vs. (27-15)
Time/TV: 7:30 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Knicks by 9
Tickets: $34-$34,950 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Lost 99-89 in Orlando on Nov. 13; Lost 114-106 in Orlando on Jan. 5; Tonight in New York City; March 20 in New York City
1) Kirk Goldsberry of Grantland says Arron Afflalo is the best shooter along the left baseline inside the 3-point line (h/t Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post).
2) Goal No. 1 for the Magic tonight is stopping Carmelo Anthony, something the team has not been able to do in two meeting so far this season, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel writes.
3) Peter Emerick of Bleacher Report wonders if Nikola Vucevic should be a franchise cornerstone for the Magic.
4) All eyes are still on Jameer Nelson, Mirin Fader of DIME Magazine writes, as he has broken several Magic records but still tries to shed the labels that have dogged him throughout his career.
5) J.J. Redick thinks Madison Square Garden is a great place to play. He tells Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel that the lighting and atmosphere make playing at the Garden a unique experience. Tonight's game at Madison Square Garden will provide a special moment for Maurice Harkless and Kyle O'Quinn, two New York natives.
6) Nikola Vucevic was, as expected, named to the BBVA Rising Stars Roster as one of the top sophomores in the league this year.