The Orlando Magic split their four games in the season's fourth week, with losses to the Atlanta Hawks and Boston Celtics bookending home victories against the Detroit Pistons and Cleveland Cavaliers. The fifth week of Orlando's schedule features the conclusion of their five-game homestand and the beginning of their first West Coast roadtrip.
Orlando Pinstriped Post looks ahead at the Magic's schedule for the coming week. All times listed are Eastern.
Wednesday: Magic vs. San Antonio Spurs, 7 PM, Fox Sports Florida
San Antonio simply refuses to die, not that anyone should have expected anything else. Behind one of Tim Duncan's finest seasons in years, the Spurs own the second-best record in the West. Eight different players average at least seven points per game.
Friday: Magic vs. Brooklyn Nets, 7 PM, Fox Sports Florida
The Nets have already creamed the Magic twice this season, and in their previous trip to Amway Center they walked away with a 39-point win. Brooklyn is rolling, too, having won seven of its last 10 games.
Sunday: Magic at Los Angeles Lakers, 9:30 PM, Fox Sports Florida
The highlight of Orlando's season to date is its first game against Dwight Howard after trading him to Los Angeles. Magic fans take no small comfort in the fact that L.A. is off to a rocky start to the season, and that Orlando's former franchise cornerstone looks a bit silly in that headband.
What are your predictions for the season's fifth week?