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(3-4) vs. (3-4)
Time/TV: 7:30 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Celtics by 2
Tickets: $18-$237 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Celtics 91, Magic 89 on Nov. 8 in Orlando; Tonight in Boston; Jan. 19 in Orlando; Feb. 2 in Boston
1) Rob Hennigan joined Toucher & Rich on CBS Boston to talk about how he remade the Magic and was complimentary of the work being done in Boston with the Celtics.
2) Victor Oladipo has had his hiccups in the first phase of the season, but there is still plenty to like in the rookie, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel writes. Like all rookies, he has to learn to bounce back from the down times.
3) The Hawks did a good job defending Nikola Vucevic as he has struggled since that big game against the Clippers, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel writes.
4) Brad Stevens seemed thrilled with the Celtics win. Well, he was, but he was not too keen on the Celtics defense despite the win, Jay King of MassLive.com writes. Stevens thought his team played very good defense until Saturday's win over Miami.
5) The Celtics are developing a hard-nosed mentality and identity as part of the process Stevens is putting his team through, Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald writes.
6) The Magic are fifth in this week's "Power Tankings" by Zach Harper of Eye on Basketball.
7) Whether the fans like it or not, the Celtics are playing to win, Adam Kaufman of Boston.com writes.
8) One observer already sees greatness in Brad Stevens' coaching (h/t Jay King of MassLive.com).