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Time/TV: 1 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Celtics by 6
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Season Series: Celtics 91, Magic 89 in Orlando on Nov. 8; Celtics 120, Magic 105 in Boston on Nov. 11; Magic 93, Celtics 91 in Orlando on Jan. 19; Today in Boston
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1) Jameer Nelson did not travel with the team to Boston after a knee injury knocked him out of Friday's win over the Bucks, Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel reports.
2) Avery Bradley and Rajon Rondo should be back together today, giving Celtics the backcourt they envisioned at the beginning of the season, Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald writes. As Peter Forsberg of ESPNBoston notes, the duo has played very rarely together despite the visions of them doing so.
3) The Magic are prepping to play two physical opponents in the next two days with the Celtics and pacers next up on the schedule, Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post writes.
4) The Magic make their Super Bowl picks (h/t Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post).
5) Like the Magic, injuries have prevented the Celtics from getting consistency in their lineup, Baxter Holmes of The Boston Globe writes.
6) To foreign players like Nikola Vucevic, the Super Bowl is a very foreign idea, Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel writes.
7) Magic fans favor taking Andrew Wiggins in last month's poll on Orlando Magic Stuff.
8) Rajon Rondo is contemplating testing free agency when his contract runs out, Baxter Holmes of The Boston Globe reports.
9) Let's review the conspiracy theories surrounding David Stern and the Magic, R.J. Infanto of Presto in the Paint relates.
10) Justin Becker of Fantasy Basketball Money Leagues assesses Nelson trade and fantasy value for Presto in the Paint.
12) Paul PIerce's place in Celtics history continues to grow even as he still plays for the Nets, Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald writes.
13) Tracy McGrady is considering pursuing his baseball dreams now that he has hit early retirement from basketball (h/t R.J. Infantino of Presto in the Paint).