The Orlando Magic can rebound from their second deflating loss to the Boston Celtics in three days on Friday when they take on the New Orleans Hornets. After losing Chris Paul and David West over the summer, New Orleans faces a full rebuild mode. Unfortunately for it, Eric Gordon, the star shooting guard it received from the Los Angeles Clippers in the Paul trade, has appeared in just two games due to knee injury. As a result, the Hornets are simply awful offensively.
Friday's is Orlando's fourth game in five nights, and the schedule hardly relents from there: the Magic have an off day Saturday, but then play yet another back-to-back Sunday and Monday. Orlando must take advantage of this opportunity to fatten up: New Orleans has lost nine straight games and has won just once at home in 10 tries.
|2011/2012 NBA Season|
|12-6 (6-3 away)
|3-15 (1-9 home)
|January 27th, 2012|
|New Orleans Arena|
|Jameer Nelson||PG||Jarrett Jack|
|Jason Richardson||SG||Marco Belinelli|
|Hedo Turkoglu||SF||Trevor Ariza|
|Ryan Anderson||PF||Jason Smith|
|Dwight Howard||C||Emeka Okafor|
|2011/12 Advanced Stats|
|89.4 (25th)||Pace||88.5 (29th)|
|104.7 (10th)||ORtg||98.4 (25th)|
|100.9 (T-12th)||DRtg||103.9 (T-21st)|