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1) Ryan Anderson will be out for today's game and Dwight Howard and Jameer Nelson are gametime decisions, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel writes. Anderson's ankle still looks like a softball, Robbins reports. Both Howard and Anderson made the trip to Michigan.
2) The Magic won't be in the playoffs long if they bring their regular season woes into late April, Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel writes.
3) Ben Gordon says he is ready to return to the court for the first time in four games tonight, Terry Foster of The Detroit News writes.
4) Better defense has the Pistons putting a rough start far behind them, Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press writes. And he uses advanced stats!
5) The Basketball Jones is predicting nobody will be jumping on the Magic playoff bandwagon this year, they are dead last among playoff contenders.
6) The NBA will not punish Brendan Haywood for allegedly punching Dwight Howard in the back during Friday's game (h/t Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post).
7) Fighting off a strange stomach virus, the short-handed Magic went to Detroit and scored a win, Josh Robbins of the orlando Sentinel recollects.
8) Even with questions about whether Al Horford will return this season or not, Atlanta seems to think Orlando is its best first-round matchup, Michael Cunningham of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes.
9) Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel suggests which Kentucky Wildcats the Magic might be in line to select (they certainly like those Wildcats).