ORLANDO MAGIC AT PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS


GameNight Specifics
NBA Coverage: Game Info
Date: Wednesday, January 11
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Rose Garden (PORTLAND, OR)
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
MAGIC
Jameer Nelson

Jason Richardson

Dwight Howard

Ryan Anderson

Hedo Turkoglu

Glen Davis
BLAZERS
Raymond Felton

Wesley Matthews

Marcus Camby

LaMarcus Aldridge

Gerald Wallace

Nicolas Batum





















PREGAME INFO


Last Season’s Results: The Blazers had the Magic’s number last year, winning both of the two meetings.

Dec. 9: Dwight Howard had a monster performance with 39 points and 15 rebounds, but the supporting cast struggled and Portland came out on top.

March 7: With Dwight Howard serving a one-game suspension, the Magic, despite a valiant effort, couldn’t slow down the Blazers down the stretch. Jason Richardson did have 22 points for Orlando.

Key Matchup: Jameer Nelson vs. Raymond Felton

It was just two seasons ago when Nelson and Felton went head-to-head in a one-sided playoff series during Orlando’s sweep of Charlotte in the First Round of the playoffs.

Nelson was outstanding, averaging 23.8 points in the series. With Felton much improved since leaving Charlotte, this will be another test for the Magic’s point guard to contend with.

Instant Analysis: Despite the sudden retirement of Brandon Roy and Greg Oden’s injury problems, the Blazers remain one of the better teams in the Western Conference because of their balance and the unremitting progression of LaMarcus Aldridge.

The Magic will have to play their ‘A’ game if they want to leave Portland with a ‘W’.

Other Notables: Orlando has won four of the last six meetings at home and four of the last seven outings at Portland. Magic Assistant GM Dave Twardzik was a member of the 1977 NBA Championship team and has his #13 retired by the Blazers.

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