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(3-19) vs. (11-13)
Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Magic by 7.5
Tickets: $1-$850 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Tonight in Orlando; Dec. 28 in Washington, D.C.; Jan. 14 in Washington, D.C.; March 29 in Orlando
1) The Magic know the Wizards are better than their league-worst record (someone has to be the worst) and they are promising not to overlook the Wizards tonight, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel writes.
2) Not so quietly, Glen Davis is emerging as a leader for the Magic and is growing up from his "Big Baby" days, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel writes.
3) J.J. Redick's name has already surfaced in some trade rumors, but according to Ric Bucher of Comcast SportsNet, Orlando does not appear to be in any hurry to trade the sharpshooter.
4) The Magic are likely to be sellers at this year's trade deadline as Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post lays out the team's objectives in a trade and some ideas. No one seems quite sure what the Wizards might do in the trade market.
5) Nene remains on a minutes limit, much to Wizards' fans chagrin, Michael Lee of The Washington Post writes. The Wizards are facing a conundrum and Kyle Weidie of Truth About It writes it is time for the Wizards to let Nene start and release him from the minutes limits.
6) The Wizards did everything right in a 100-95 loss to the Hawks last night -- their offense was moving. Jordan Crawford recorded a triple double and there were big contributions from the bench -- but it was still a loss, Katie Carrera of The Washington Post writes.
7) Wizards center Earl Barron got his chance to play, starting over Chris Singleton last night in Atlanta in the second half and playing over Emeka Okafor throughout much of the close game, Michael Lee of The Washington Post. That decision, Amin Vafa of Bullets Forever writes, shows exactly what is wrong with the Wizards at center right now.
8) Bradley Beal is the latest to be added to the walking wounded of Washington. But he tells Katie Carrera of The Washington Post that he does not have a concussion. Randy Wittman said he is still a bit bruised but should try and play tonight.
9) John Converse Townsend of Truth About It previews tonight's game with Noam Schiller of MagicBasketball.net.
10) Kevin Seraphin did not celebrate his birthday because he was sad after a loss that evening. :-(