Charlotte Bobcats at Orlando Magic preview -- Game 15

Today's Tunes:

"Icky Thump" - The White Stripes

Game Overview: Both teams enter this game on the tail end of a back-to-back. The Bobcats collapsed against the Cavaliers, tallying zero assists in the final quarter against Cleveland. With Dwight Howard walling off the paint for Orlando, you can bet the Bobcats will have trouble finding their offense. However, Byron Mullens has the ability to force Howard to leave the paint. Regardless, if this is another game of Kemba launching 20+ shots, it'll be a long night.

The thing about the Magic is that they're well-armed with inside and outside forces. Howard can hold down the middle and Jameer Nelson is a quick little bugger that can penetrate the defense while much of their team is a threat for kick-out threes, like J.J. Redick. Hedo Turkoglu is a mystery, as always. His shot selection leaves you scratching your head but he can still drive and dish. In short, he's like their Boris Diaw.

oh god. expect to see lots of Diop

Key Matchup: Dwight Howard vs. people the Bobcats throw at him -- barring masterful gameplanning, I think we can expect a dominant performance from Howard on both ends of the floor, which in turn opens things up for the rest of the Magic.

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