Early season tests looming for Magic
By DAVID STEELE
Orlando Magic Play-By-Play Announcer
There are a couple of times this season when the Magic play two or three games in a row against some of the strongest teams in the NBA. Christmas week in December, Dallas, San Antonio and Boston come to Amway Center for a rousing three game homestand. In January there are back to back games at New Orleans and at Oklahoma City that promise to be a stern test. And this week the Magic face San Antonio on Monday and Miami on Wednesday in what looks like a good early season benchmark for the team.
Monday in San Antonio, the Magic play a Spurs team that is off to its best start in franchise history. At 11-1, San Antonio has the best record in the NBA.
Wednesday, back home in the Amway Center, Orlando faces its big intra-state rival Miami for the second time this season. The Heat whacked the Magic back in late October down in south Florida. Will things be different this time around?
Here are a few interesting story-lines I