11/1/13 vs. PELICANS

OPPONENT ANALYSIS: Not much commotion was made over New Orleans’ offseason decisions and additions. However, one could argue that with an emerging Anthony Davis and an assemblage of All-Star caliber guards including Jrue Holiday, Eric Gordon and Tyreke Evans the Pelicans are one of the more talented teams in the West. Will all those perimeter players, however, interfere with one another and is New Orleans too gaunt down low to be a major threat in the conference?

BEST STORYLINE: It’s the Magic’s home opener but who will be available to contribute on the court? Tobias Harris and Doron Lamb are battling ankle sprains and Glen Davis is still recovering from his foot surgery over the summer. If all three are absent on Friday, it’s very possible we will see a lot of Solomon Jones, who earned a roster spot on the final day of the preseason.

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