ORLANDO MAGIC VS. OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER


GameNight Specifics
NBA Coverage: Game Info
Date: Thursday, March 1
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Amway Center (ORLANDO, FL)
Radio: FM 96.5, AM 580 WDBO, AM 1270 WRLZ
Television: TNT



PROJECTED MATCHUPS

LINEUPS MAY CHANGE BY GAME TIME


TEAM
PG
SG
C
PF
SF
R
THUNDER
Russell Westbrook

Thabo Sefolosha

Kendrick Perkins

Serge Ibaka

Kevin Durant

James Harden
MAGIC
Jameer Nelson

Jason Richardson

Dwight Howard

Ryan Anderson

Hedo Turkoglu

Glen Davis





















PREGAME INFO


Recent Results: The Magic opened the 2011-12 season in Oklahoma City on Christmas Day.

Dec. 25: Ryan Anderson registered 25 points and Jameer Nelson scored 18, but the Thunder took control in the second half and coasted to a Christmas Day win.

Key Matchup: Hedo Turkoglu vs. Kevin Durant

It’s practically impossible to stop Durant, who is second in the league in scoring. But disallowing the 2012 All-Star Game MVP from having one of his extraordinary performances is significant to deflating the Thunder.

Especially considering how inconsistent he has been this season, Hedo Turkoglu could use a good effort against a player like Durant to build some confidence.

Instant Analysis: This game will be a great measuring stick for the Magic to determine where they are and what they are capable of. If Orlando beats Oklahoma City, which is tied with Miami for the best record in the NBA (27-7), spectators from all over will start to gain more respect for the Magic.

Other Notables: The Magic have won nine of the past 12 meetings against the Thunder franchise.




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