Wizards 8-3 vs Magic 3-9
When: Saturday, Nov 13th, at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Amway Center, Orlando, FL
TV: NBCS Washington, NBA League Pass, Bally Sports Florida /
Radio: The Team 980, WYGM 96.9 FM/ WFED 1500 AM, 740 AM
Wizards: Thomas Bryant (Out, Left ACL), Rui Hachimura ( Out, Personal), Davis Bertans (Out, Left Ankle Sprain)
Magic: Wendell Carter (Day to Day, Eye), Michael Carter-Williams (Out, Left Ankle), Markelle Fultz (Out/Knee), Jonathan Isaac (Out, Knee), E'Twaun Moore (Day to Day, Knee)
Keep an eye on:
Magics Front Court: is young, but talented and fairly productive despite their early season record. Fourth year center Mo Bamba has been catching people's attention throughout the league with his efficient all around production this season. Bamba, who is averaging 11.7 points, 8.8 rebounds and a team high 2.2 blocks on 49 percent shooting from the field, an impressive 40 percent shooting from deep and 70 percent from the charity stripe, has found his niche in the league and with him being consistently healthy for the first time over a long period of time, he's become an impact player inside and out on both ends.
Wendell Carter is averaging a double double for the Magic, posting 13.3 points and a team high 10.2 rebounds per game on 50 percent shooting from the field, yet his efficiency shooting from deep has elevated his game tremendously. Carter is shooting a career high 40 percent from 3-point range this season and has made more 3-pointers in 12 games this season (18), than he has made in any of his first three seasons in the NBA. Carter has clearly improved and is now a three level threat offensively.
Magic rookie Franz Wagner is in the conversation fo rookie of the year thanks to his stellar play on both ends of the floor. The 6'9 forward out of Michigan is averaging 13.4 points (second on the team), 3.8 rebounds, 2 assists and 1.5 steals on 46 percent shooting from the field, 36 percent shooting from 3-point territory and 75 percent from the free throw line. The many ways Wagner can make plays and score either off the bounce, spotting up or moving without the ball at his size has made Orlando a lot more versatile up front and a perfect compliment to Bamba and Carter.