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Today's Orlando Magic Game: vs. Los Angeles Lakers

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The Orlando Magic will host the L.A. Lakers this afternoon for the first time since last June, when the Lakers won the NBA Finals on the Magic's parquet court. Eddy's done his share of previewing the game here and at Forum Blue & Gold, so I won't say much more than this: the Lakers have lost two straight, and have yet to drop three in a row since acquiring Pau Gasol from Memphis more than two years ago. If you don't think L.A. is bringing all it has today, you're mistaken. Similarly, if you don't think the Magic--who already lost to the Lakers once this season--aren't extra hyped for this one, you'll be surprised. The Magic's training room has a framed photo of Dwight Howard and Jameer Nelson watching the Lakers celebrate their title from the bench. They want this one. We should be in for a treat, especially since both teams have had a day to rest. Said rest day enabled Ron Artest to dye his hair blonde, with the word DEFENSE added in three different languages, in purple, incidentally.

2009/2010 NBA Season
Los Angeles Lakers main logo
Orlando Magic main logo
46-17 43-20
March 7th, 2010
Amway Arena
2:30 PM
Probable Starters
Derek Fisher PG Jameer Nelson
Kobe Bryant SG Vince Carter
Ron Artest SF Matt Barnes
Pau Gasol PF Rashard Lewis
Andrew Bynum C Dwight Howard
Previous Meetings
January 18th: Lakers 98, Magic 92
Game Officials
Bennett Salvatore
Mark Ayotte
Tony Brothers