The Orlando Magic conclude the NBA lockout-abbreviated preseason Wednesday night with a rematch against the Miami Heat, who drubbed them by 33 points three nights earlier at AmericanAirlines Center. The scene shifts to Orlando's Amway Center, where the Magic hope to play much sharper against their rivals to the south than they did Sunday.
Orlando played sluggishly against Miami in its preseason debut, yielding 22 fast-break points to the defending Eastern Conference champions while scoring zero itself. Though reserves Ryan Anderson and J.J. Redick stood out, scoring 22 points apiece, the rest of the team managed 41 points on 28.3 percent shooting. Adding injury to insult, small forward Hedo Turkoglu bruised his left hip in a collision with Heat power forward Chris Bosh, ruling him out of Wednesday's game. Quentin Richardson will start in Turkoglu's place against his former club.
Tipoff is set for 7 Eastern on Fox Sports Florida in Orlando.
|2011/2012 NBA Preseason|
|1-0 (0-0 away) |
|0-1 (0-0 home) |
|December 21st, 2011|
|Fox Sports Florida / NBA TV|
|Mario Chalmers||PG||Jameer Nelson|
|Dwyane Wade||SG||Jason Richardson|
|LeBron James||SF||Quentin Richardson|
|Chris Bosh||PF||Ryan Anderson|
|Joel Anthony||C||Dwight Howard|
|2010/11 Advanced Stats|
|90.9 (20th)||Pace||91.4 (17th)|
|111.7 (3rd)||ORtg||107.7 (T-14th)|
|103.5 (5th)||DRtg||101.8 (3rd)|
|Eddie F. Rush|