The Orlando Magic aim to close out their only back-to-back-to-back set of the season strong Wednesday night when they host the San Antonio Spurs at Amway Center. The Magic have won each of their last five games and look to keep San Anotnio winless on the road this season.
The Spurs are coming off a confounding loss to the Miami Heat, one in which they squandered a 17-point first-half lead by allowing Miami to dominate the third quarter, 39-12. Due to the blowout, coach Gregg Popovich was able to rest his veterans; Tim Duncan played 27 minutes, Tony Parker logged 25, and Richard Jefferson saw 23.
The teams have split the eight meetings since Stan Van Gundy took over as Orlando's head coach, with each team owning a 3-1 record at home.
Former Spurs forward Hedo Turkoglu, arguably Orlando's second-best player, will sit Wednesday due to back spasms, reports Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel. Quentin Richardson will take his place in the starting lineup.
|2011/2012 NBA Season|
|9-5 (0-5 away) |
|10-3 (5-1 home) |
|January 18th, 2012|
|Tony Parker||PG||Jameer Nelson|
|Kawhi Leonard||SG||J.J. Redick|
|Richard Jefferson||SF||Quentin Richardson|
|DeJuan Blair||PF||Ryan Anderson|
|Tim Duncan||C||Dwight Howard|
|2011/12 Advanced Stats|
|91.7 (T-16th)||Pace||90.3 (23rd)|
|108.9 (T-1st)||ORtg||108.9 (T-1st)|
|104.9 (21st)||DRtg||102.9 (15th)|