Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant - Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
The Magic will once again be solid underdogs in all three of their upcoming games this week.
Before we proceed to the schedule, Orlando Pinstriped Post would like to recognize Mr.Hoss for winning the OPP prediction contest for the previous week. Mr.Hoss edged the defending champion, khlotsesh, 13-12. Visit OPP on game days to enter.
Here's a look at the Magic's schedule for the upcoming week:
Tuesday, March 19th, Magic at Indiana Pacers, 7 PM Eastern, Fox Sports Florida
The Magic will try and bounce back from a 115-86 beatdown the Pacers administered to them in Orlando on March 8th. Indiana will try to solidify their hold on second place in the East. The season series is tied at one game apiece.
Wednesday, March 20th, Magic at New York Knicks, 7:30 PM Eastern, Fox Sports Florida
The Knicks have a very tenuous hold on the third spot in the East, as they have lost Amare Stoudemire for the season, Carmelo Anthony is dealing with a sore knee, and defensive stalwart Tyson Chandler is also out recovering from a nasty collision in a game last week. New York will try to sweep the season series from the Magic, having won the previous three games.
Friday, March 22nd, Magic vs Oklahoma City Thunder, 7 PM Eastern, Fox Sports Florida
The Thunder are the second seed in the West, right behind the San Antonio Spurs. The Magic gave Oklahoma City quite a scare last week, trimming a 27-point deficit to four points late before league-leading scorer Kevin Durant helped put the game away for the Thunder.
What will the Magic's record be this week?
0-3 (24 votes)
1-2 (17 votes)
2-1 (0 votes)
3-0 (3 votes)
44 total votes