The Orlando Magic continure their home-heavy schedule in the final week of 2012, with two of their three games on the slate set to tip at Amway Center. All three games come against teams likely to wind up in the NBA Draft Lottery.
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And now the schedule. All times listed are Eastern.
Wednesday: Magic vs. New Orleans Hornets, 7 PM, Fox Sports Florida
This game marks the first meeting of the season between the two teams, who swapped bigs over the summer as Orlando sent Ryan Anderson to the Crescent City in a sign-and-trade deal, receiving Gustavo Ayón in return. Through Sunday's NBA action, Anderson led the league in three-pointers made and attempted, but New Orleans is mired in the West's cellar.
Friday: Magic at Washington Wizards, 7 PM, Fox Sports Florida
Orlando kicks off a back-to-back set featuring games against two teams it played the week prior. Washington owns the league's worst record.
Saturday: Magic vs. Toronto Raptors, 7 PM, Fox Sports Florida
Toronto has had its way with the Magic twice at Air Canada Centre. Saturday's matchup affords Orlando the opportunity to avenge those losses.
What are your predictions for the season's ninth week?