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(32-23) vs. (29-25)
Time/TV: 8 p.m./ESPN, FSFlorida
Line: 76ers by 5.5
Tickets: $11-$639 on TiqIQ
Season Series: Lost 74-69 in Philadelphia on Jan. 30; Won 102-87 in Orlando on Feb. 15; Tonight in Philadelphia; April 16 in Orlando
1) Stan Van Gundy tells Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel that he wants to return to Orlando as its coach next season. Stan Van Gundy said questions about his job security are "irrelevant."
2) J.J. Redick will start tonight with Hedo Turkoglu and Quentin Richardson out, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports. Ryan Anderson and Hedo Turkoglu will be out tonight. Turkoglu will need surgery and will be out three weeks, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.
3) The New York Post writes Dwight Howard may have been coerced into opting in when the Magic threatened to trade him to the Lakers (h/t Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel). Mitch Lawrence of the New York Post writes the Nets should avoid Howard like the plague.
4) Ian Thomsen of Sports Illustrated writes, Dwight Howard has gained too much power within the Magic franchise and it is time for him to go.
5) Vinny Del Negro offered his support for Stan Van Gundy, telling Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times that he understands where Van Gundy is coming from.