Magic-Warriors: What to watch for

Magic-Warriors: What to watch for
January 13, 2012, 1:21 am
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OAKLAND The Warriors took care of one team from Florida onTuesday night and they go for the state sweep on Thursday against the OrlandoMagic. The Warriors snapped a five-game losing streak with their overtimevictory against the Heat, and now its time to see if they can take a two-gamewinning streak out on the road, where they will play their next fourgames.Heres what to watch for:3-ball: The Orlando Magic went 16-for-27from 3-point range in Wednesdays win over the Portland Trail Blazers. But thatswhat happens when you commit to double-teaming center Dwight Howard. It leavesperimeter shooters open. The Warriors might want to try seeing if Howard canbeat them by himself.
Defending Ellis: The Magic doesnt reallyhave a player who is a good matchup against Monta Ellis. Jason Richards, J.J.Redick, Jameer Nelson and perhaps Chris Duhon may get cracks at Ellis. But itsgoing to have to be a team effort for Orlando.Production from Wright, Lee: DorellWright and David Lee are coming off very good games, and those nice games wenta long way toward the Warriors knocking off the Heat. Its important thatWright stays engaged, particularly at the offensive end, and Lee makes animpact on the interior.

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