ORLANDO MAGIC VS. L.A. LAKERS


GameNight Specifics
NBA Coverage: Game Info
Date: Friday, January 20
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Amway Center (ORLANDO, FL)
Radio: FM 96.5 and AM 580 WDBO, AM 1270 WRLZ
Television: FS Florida, ESPN



PROJECTED MATCHUPS

LINEUPS MAY CHANGE BY GAME TIME


TEAM
PG
SG
C
PF
SF
R
LAKERS
Derek Fisher

Kobe Bryant

Andrew Bynum

Pau Gasol

Matt Barnes

Metta World Peace
MAGIC
Jameer Nelson

Jason Richardson

Dwight Howard

Ryan Anderson

Hedo Turkoglu

J.J. Redick





















PREGAME INFO


Last Season’s Results: After earning a victory against the Lakers at Amway Center, Orlando’s attempt to sweep the season series with Los Angeles fell short at STAPLES Center.

Feb. 13: Superstar center Dwight Howard tallied 31 points and 13 rebounds and Orlando held L.A. to 34 points in the second half of the Magic's 89-75 home victory.

March 14: Although Howard posted a 22-point, 15-rebound performance, Orlando was unable to slow down L.A.’s balanced offensive attack.

Key Matchup: Dwight Howard vs. Andrew Bynum

Given the current state of centers in the NBA, it’s rare that Orlando’s Superman gets to up against a worthy adversary. However, he will be put to the test when he goes head-to-head with Lakers center Andrew Bynum.

The New Jersey High School product is having a breakout season for L.A., notching the first 20-20 game of his career, while averaging 16.4 points and 13.8 boards this season (as of Sunday).

Instant Analysis: In addition to Bynum, the Magic will be focused on slowing down 13-time All-Star Kobe Bryant.

The five-time NBA champion has been playing unbelievable basketball even by his own standards, recently recording four consecutive contests with at least 40 points.

Other Notables: The Magic faced the Lakers in the 2009 NBA Finals. L.A. forward Matt Barnes played for Orlando during the 2009-10 season.




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