Orlando Magic (2-0) vs. Chicago Bulls (2-1)
The Magic and the Bulls are down their leading players sponsored by adidas. Well one of them is injured and working to a return. The other one is off in La-La Land.
Yet, in the first week of the season, no team's play may be more surprising than Orlando. The Magic have a scrappy team that runs on missed shots, forces teams to get the ball out of the paint with a crowding, harassing defense and quick passing and cuts. This is a team that, as Glen Davis and J.J. Redick put it, has not individual agendas and plays together and plays all out all the time.
Of course, it is easier to do that at home agianst the struggling Nuggets and the young Suns. The Bulls and their defense and precise offense will be a much different story. Orlando will have many more challenges against Chicago.
Nobody believes the Magic's string of impressive wins are sustainable. Despite the 2-0 start, Orlando is expected to fade and become...