GameNight SpecificsNBA Coverage: Game InfoDate: Wednesday, February 1Time: 7 p.m.Location: Amway Center (ORLANDO, FLI)Radio: AM 580 WDBO, AM 1270 WRLZTelevision: Sun Sports
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This Season’s Results: The Magic have won seven straight against the Wizards, including a dominant performance at Amway Center against their Southeast Division foes earlier this year.
Jan. 4: It was a rout from the beginning as Dwight Howard poured in 28 points and 20 rebounds in the Magic’s crushing of the Wizards.
Key Matchup: Jason Richardson vs. Nick Young
J-Rich has had a tough start to his first full season with the Magic. His statistics are down in almost every offensive category.
But against an up-and-coming shooting guard like Young, it’s the perfect time for Richardson to deliver a solid performance and begin his quest to restore the confidence he had last season.
Instant Analysis: In this league, it’s essential to never take a night off even against teams in the bottom half of the standings. Fortunately for the Magic, they will have Tuesday off to freshen up from their trip to Philadelphia and should be able to take care of business against the meager Wizards.
Other Notables: In what is arguably the greatest spectacle in Magic regular season history, Tracy McGrady once erupted for 62 points against Washington in 2004 during his days in Orlando.