Found January 14, 2013 on Sports Blog Net:
Tonight at 7 p.m. EST the Orlando Magic (13-23) will square off against the Washington Wizards (6-28). This will be their third meeting of the season, with each team taking a victory on their home court. The Magic are contending with a better Wizards squad than they faced earlier in the season, with the return of John Wall. They are on a two game winning streak, their longest of the season. Magic fans received some good news this week. Glen Davis, Al Harrington, and E'Twaun Moore have all returned to practice. Hopefully, this means that their returns are imminent. In the meantime, the Magic are coming off of a much-needed win against the Los Angeles Clippers. The Magic veterans are showing that they can carry the team and rookies DeQuan Jones and Maurice Harkless are showing that they can contribute, as well. Second-year standout, Nic Vucevic, is taking a lot of the sting out of losing All-Star center, Dwight Howard. The Wizards are finally starting to find a groove. It may sound sad that a two game winning streak is the longest they have had his entire season, but it is a little more impressive when the two teams are the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Atlanta Hawks. The return of John Wall and the development of Bradley Beal are exciting factors for Washington Wizards fans. Jordan Crawford has played spectacularly, just not consistently. This game offers the Wizards a chance to keep their streak alive, especially since their next game is against the lowly Sacramento Kings. It is time for the Crystal Ball predictions game, the first contest of the week! Remember, the winner is chosen by cumulative POINTS at the end of the week, not by games won. All results will be posted to the Crystal Ball Leaderboards page. There have been a few changes made to the scoring system, so please take note of those. This is the third meeting of the season, so the boxscore below will be from their most recent contest. Keep in mind that the Wizards were without PG's John Wall and A.J. Price. Good luck! How many points will the Magic score? A correct response will be worth three points. If you guess the winner correctly, regardless of the score, it is worth an additional point. How many points will the Wizards score? A correct response will be worth three points. If you guess the winner correctly, regardless of the score, it is worth an additional point. Which player will lead the game in scoring? Correctly guessing the player will give you one point and if you can guess the exact amount he will score, that will be an extra three points. If multiple players tie for the highest amount of points, then all of those players are eligible. Which player will lead the game in three-pointers made? Correctly guessing the player will give you one point and if you can guess the exact amount of three-point shots he makes, that will be an extra 3 points. If multiple players tie for the highest amount of three-pointers made, then all of those players are eligible. How many players will post double-doubles? This is an all or nothing question. For every player you guess correctly, you will get 3 points. If you guess any players that do not net a double-double, then you will automatically receive 0 points for the question. Will you be bold or cautious? Good luck! Orlando Magic STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS Gustavo Ayon, PF 35 4-8 0-0 0-0 3 4 7 3 0 0 3 3 +2 8 Moe Harkless, SF 16 3-3 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 +12 6 Nikola Vucevic, C 35 4-8 0-0 0-2 1 10 11 3 0 1 3 3 -7 8 Jameer Nelson, PG 34 6-15 4-7 0-0 0 3 3 8 1 0 3 2 -1 16 Arron Afflalo, SG 38 9-21 1-6 7-7 1 3 4 2 2 0 1 2 +1 26 BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS Andrew Nicholson, PF 5 1-4 0-0 0-0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 -8 2 Kyle O'Quinn, PF 3 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 -5 2 Josh McRoberts, PF 10 1-4 0-3 0-0 0 3 3 2 0 0 1 0 -4 2 Ish Smith, PG 13 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 -7 2 J.J. Redick, SG 35 9-18 5-12 0-0 0 4 4 4 2 0 0 1 -16 23 DeQuan Jones, SG 13 0-0 0-0 2-2 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 -2 2 E'Twaun Moore, SG 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -5 0 Glen Davis, PF DNP COACH'S DECISION TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS 39-86 10-28 9-11 9 32 41 25 5 2 13 13 97 45.3% 35.7% 81.8% Fast break points:   7 Points in the paint:   38 Total Team Turnovers (Points off turnovers):   14 (17) +/- denotes team's net points while the player is on the court. Washington Wizards STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS Martell Webster, SF 23 3-7 2-3 0-0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 3 -9 8 Nenê, C 29 7-11 0-0 9-10 2 9 11 4 1 0 3 3 -3 23 Emeka Okafor, C 30 1-7 0-0 0-0 1 10 11 1 0 3 1 1 +3 2 Shelvin Mack, PG 14 2-7 0-4 0-0 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 -16 4 Bradley Beal, SG 31 4-12 0-3 3-3 0 1 1 4 1 1 0 1 +1 11 BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS Cartier Martin, PF 9 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 1 +1 0 Kevin Seraphin, PF 32 8-18 0-0 1-2 2 4 6 1 0 4 1 1 +10 17 Jan Vesely, SF 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 +10 0 Garrett Temple, SG 35 6-8 1-3 0-0 2 4 6 6 2 0 1 2 +22 13 Jordan Crawford, SG 34 11-16 3-5 2-2 2 4 6 6 1 0 1 1 +21 27 Chris Singleton, SF DNP COACH'S DECISION Trevor Ariza, SF DNP STRAINED LEFT CALF A.J. Price, PG DNP FRACTURED RIGHT HAND TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS 42-88 6-20 15-17 11 36 47 25 6 8 10 14 105 47.7% 30.0% 88.2% Fast break points:   23 Points in the paint:   46 Total Team Turnovers (Points off turnovers):   11 (8)
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