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Tonight's Game: Orlando Magic at Washington Wizards

2008/2009 NBA Regular Season
Orlando Magic 20th anniversary logo
Washington Wizards alternate logo
11-4 2-10
November 27th, 2008
Verizon Center
8:00 PM
Probable starters:
Anthony Johnson PG Dee Brown
Mickael Pietrus SG DeShawn Stevenson
Hedo Turkoglu SF Caron Butler
Rashard Lewis PF Antawn Jamison
Dwight Howard C JaVale McGee
Previous Meetings:
November 8th: Magic 106, Wizards 81

After a 1-10 start to this season, the Washington Wizards fired head coach Eddie Jordan, who had been the longest-tenured coach in the Eastern Conference. His replacement, Ed Tapscott, helmed the Wizards in a convincing 124-100 win over the Golden State Warriors. Tapscott earned the nickname "Obama" for his resemblance to the President-Elect. Is he change the Wizards can believe in? Possibly. A victory over the surging Orlando Magic tonight would go a long way toward affirming that claim, tough.

The Magic face a bit of an uphill battle, as the Wizards have home-court advantage and an extra day of rest. Orlando's starters, including 34-year-old Anthony Johnson, played heavily last night in Philadelphia. Energy may present a problem.

I'm cutting this preview short because it's Thanksgiving and, frankly, I'm anxious to do things that do not involve my computer. Tip's at 8 on TNT; note that the game is not televised on either of the local networks. Dick Stockton, Mike Fratello, and David Aldridge will man the mic. Head to Bullets Forever for your Wizards fix. Go Magic, and happy Thanksgiving.