The Orlando Magic wrap their second extended roadtrip of the season and open another homestand as their 2012/13 season continues.
Before looking ahead to the Magic's schedule for the week ahead, Orlando Pinstriped Post wishes to recognize khlotsesh for winning the fifth of OPP's weekly prediction contests. It's the second straight win for khlotsesh. Visit OPP on the day of each game to enter.
And now the schedule. All times listed are Eastern.
Monday: Magic at Washington Wizards, 7 PM, Fox Sports Florida
Washington has franchise point guard John Wall back in the lineup, which news is great for it because the Wizards had the league's worst record with him sidelined. In this game, Orlando will attempt to play the Wizards without losing a key player to injury.
Wednesday: Magic vs. Indiana Pacers, 7 PM, Fox Sports Florida
The Pacers have played reasonably well without Danny Granger as Paul George grows into a leading-man role. This game will be the Magic's first crack at Indy since it knocked them out of the 2012 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
Friday: Magic vs. Charlotte Bobcats, 7 PM, Fox Sports Florida
Maybe Charlotte will be happy to hit the road: it's lost its last 12 home games, but is 2-2 in its last four away from Time Warner Cable Arena.
Sunday: Magic vs. Dallas Mavericks, 6 PM, Fox Sports Florida
Even with a much-improved O.J. Mayo, once-mighty Dallas looks like a lottery team just two seasons removed from winning a title.
What are your predictions for the season's 12th week?