While uncertainty still surrounds the Orlando Magic and Phoenix Suns after major offseason changes, both teams appear to have gained some confidence with wins under their belts.
Orlando's season-opening victory, however, came at a cost.
Hoping to overcome Hedo Turkoglu's absence, the Magic try for a fourth consecutive win over the visiting Suns on Sunday night.
Glen Davis posted 29 points and 10 rebounds and J.J. Redick scored 21 off the bench as Orlando (1-0) kicked off the post-Dwight Howard era with Friday's 102-89 victory over Denver. The Magic, who held the Nuggets to 38.1 percent shooting, took a 58-37 lead into halftime and never looked back.
"Amazing, to get our first win in this fashion," said Arron Afflalo, acquired from Denver in the four-team trade that sent Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers. "Obviously Glen and J.J. stepped up, but it was just a real inspired team effort.
"It's exciting man, there's been a lot of change around...