ORLANDO MAGIC VS. WASHINGTON WIZARDS


GameNight Specifics
NBA Coverage: Game Info
Date: Wednesday, January 4
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Amway Center (ORLANDO, FLI)
Radio: AM 580 WDBO, AM 1270 WRLZ
Television: Sun Sports



PROJECTED MATCHUPS

LINEUPS MAY CHANGE BY GAME TIME


TEAM
PG
SG
C
PF
SF
R
WIZARDS
John Wall

Nick Young

JaVale McGee

Andray Blatche

Rashard Lewis

Jordan Crawford
MAGIC
Jameer Nelson

Jason Richardson

Dwight Howard

Ryan Anderson

Hedo Turkoglu

Glen Davis





















PREGAME INFO


Last Season’s Results: The Magic won all four meetings against the Wizards to net a regular season series sweep.

Oct. 28: In the first ever regular season game at Amway Center, the Magic thumped the Wizards by 29.

Nov. 27: Dwight Howard racked up 32 points and 11 rebounds and converted on a game-winning putback with 4.3 seconds remaining.

Feb. 4: Dwight Howard erupted for 22 points and 15 rebounds, Hedo Turkoglu scored 19 and Jason Richardson had 18 points as the Magic cruised past the Wizards.

Feb. 16: It was another dominant performance for Orlando as five Magic players scored in double figures to secure the season sweep.

Key Matchup: Ryan Anderson vs. Rashard Lewis

While they may not guard each other necessarily, it will be fascinating to watch the two former teammates on separate sides. Both Anderson and Lewis are similar talents, especially because of their capacity to hit the outside shot. It will also be the first time Lewis plays at Amway Center since getting traded last year. He was inactive for Washington the last time the Wizards played in Orlando.

Instant Analysis: Considering the Wizards are one of the youngest teams in the league and are deprived of a consistent go-to scorer, it should be a field day for the Magic.

It will be imperative for Jameer Nelson, nonetheless, to deny John Wall from blazing to the hoop and it will be just as essential for Dwight Howard to have another superlative performance against JaVale McGee.

Other Notables: Orlando has won 14 of the last 17 meetings with Washington. Larry Hughes appeared in 189 games during three seasons with the Wizards from 2002-05.

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