ORLANDO MAGIC AT NEW ORLEANS HORNETS


GameNight Specifics
NBA Coverage: Game Info
Date: Friday, January 27
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: New Orleans Arena (NEW ORLEANS, LA)
Radio: FM 96.5 and 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

J.J. Redick
HORNETS
Jarrett Jack

Marco Belinelli

Emeka Okafor

Jason Smith

Trevor Ariza

Carl Landry





















PREGAME INFO


Last Season’s Results: The Magic ended up on the wrong end of two tight contests with the Hornets last season.

Jan. 12: Dwight Howard erupted for 29 points and 20 rebounds, but it was not enough as the Hornets snapped the Magic’s nine-game winning streak.

Feb. 11: Howard again delivered a big performance, notching 20 points and 17 boards, but Orlando’s offense stalled in the fourth quarter in a close home loss.

Key Matchup: Jameer Nelson vs. Jarrett Jack

With shooting guard Eric Gordon’s return still uncertain (bruised right knee), Jarrett Jack has become the squad’s leading scorer. The seven-year NBA veteran is averaging, 16.0 points, 7.3 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game.

With New Orleans’ offensive options currently limited, it will be up to Nelson to slow down the key cog of the Hornets’ offensive attack.

Instant Analysis: It’s clearly been an adjustment period for the Hornets franchise as they get used to life without Chris Paul (traded to the L.A. Clippers) and David West (signed with the Pacers).

The Hornets have lost seven straight games and are averaging a league-worst 85.1 points per game at home.

Orlando will attempt to make that trend continue on Friday.

Other Notables: Glen Davis played three seasons at Louisiana State University, averaging 16.7 points and 9.6 rebounds per contest in 95 career games (93 starts).




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