At A Glance
The Knicks are set to take on the Orlando Magic tonight (March 28, 2012). Both of these teams are looking to improve their records heading in to April, and they will do everything in their power to ensure a win tonight.
Both of these teams are very entertaining to watch. They have some of the best players in the NBA, and it is a real treat for any basketball fan. The month of March is usually overshadowed by college basketball, but NBA certainly displays some entertainment as well.
Heading into the Madison Square Garden, the Magic are 32-18 and are 14-10 in their division. They are coming off an impressive victory over the Toronto Raptors with a final score of 117-101. They have one of the best defenses in the league coming in at 4th in points allowed per game.
For the Knicks, they sport an overall record of 25-25. They are also coming off an impressive win over the Bucks with a final score of 89-80. They are one of the most well-rounded teams in the NBA, and have an excellent roster that puts up points in a hurry.
For the Magic, they have relied on production from Dwight Howard. He is averaging 21.1 points per game with over 14.7 rebounds per game. Also, Ryan Anderson has helped out on the offensive end and is averaging 16.2 points per game.
For New York, they have relied on production from Carmelo Anthony. He is averaging 20.2 points per game. Amare Stoudemire is averaging 17.6 points per game. Jeremy Lin is averaging 14.6 points per game with 6.1 assists per game.
Keys To Victory
The Magic have relied on Dwight Howard not only for points, but for rebounds as well. He is arguably one of the best big men in the NBA today, and they will need production from him on both ends of the floor if they want to come out the victors against New York tonight.
For New York, they have a more spread out approach in terms of scoring points. They have relied on Jeremy Lin, Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler, and Amare Stoudemire in most of their games. They will need to spread the ball around and decrease the amount of turnovers if they want to prevail against the Magic tonight.