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(2-3) vs. (1-4)
Time/TV: 6 p.m./No TV
Line: Magic by 1
Tickets: $2-$115 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Tonight in Orlando (Preseason); Dec. 27 in Orlando; Jan. 28 in Detroit; Feb. 5 in Orlando
1) Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel tells the story of Magic radio broadcaster Dennis Neumann and the special moment he will have with his family at the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. next weekend.
2) The way Victor Oladipo bounced back from a rough start in Friday's loss to Memphis said a lot about the Magic's rookie guard, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com writes.
3) Magic COO Alex Martins tells John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com he is excited for this 25th Anniversary season.
4) Kevin Hendricks of the Albuquerque Journal writes on James Borrego's rise from local coach in New Mexico to college and the NBA. Borrego tells him he would like to be an NBA head coach one day.
5) SneakerWatch ranks the 20 best Magic-inspired sneakers of all time (or at least the 20 best Nike/Jordan shoes in Magic history).
6) The Pistons need to fix a major turnover problem that may not go away thanks to injuries to Brandon Jennings and Rodney Stuckey likely to knock them out early in the season, Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press writes.
7) Scott Fisher of Orlando Magic Stuff breaks down what is in store this season for Jameer Nelson.
8) Steve Aschburner of NBA.com writes the Pistons have some big questions to answer with the front line logjam of Greg Monroe, Andre Drummond and Josh Smith. Tayshaun Prince provided his perspective on the Pistons' rebuild.
9) Greg Monroe is making a pretty major transition to power forward this year, Keith Langlois of Pistons.com writes.
10) Revken of Detroit Bad Boys asks can anyone in the Southeast Division beat the Heat? The answer is not likely.
11) Matt Moore of Eye on Basketball comments on one of the great trades that never was: When the Heat tried "feverishly" to acquire Nikola Vucevic from the Sixers before his trade to Orlando.
12) Pistons coach Maurice Cheeks is a bit embarrassed as details of his alleged domestic incident with a woman in Oakland County, Michigan, have become public, Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press writes.