Despite the one-sided loss to the Heat Friday night, the Orlando Magic have a favorable schedule for this month and have a great chance to finish the month as one of the top teams in the NBA record-wise. That would follow the pattern from the last four seasons. During that time, the Magic have ended November with outstanding records.
Starting Tuesday, the Magic play 16 games in 29 days this month, with ten home games and six away games.
11/5: New Jersey
11/2: @ New York
11/6: @ Charlotte
11/13: @ New Jersey
11/20: @ Indiana
11/22: @ San Antonio
11/27: @ Washington
The Magic have four sets of back-to-backs this month, and three of those will feature the final game of the back-to-back on the road. From the 2nd through the 13th, the Magic play eight games in that time, and from the 18th to the 27th, the Magic play six games in that time. A busy schedule, to be sure, but there are a lot of home games in there, with the only extended road trip a two-gamer.
I project the Magic to win 4 of their 6 road games, and to win 9 of their 10 home games to finish the month with a record of 13-3 and an overall record of 14-4 to keep in tune with their outstanding starts over the last four seasons.