Chris Bosh stole the show the last time these two clubs hooked up, dropping 40 points on 14-of-16 shooting from the floor to help the Raptors spank the Magic by 17 points. That won’t sit well with the Magic and this time the Raps won’t have Bosh to lean on. He’s out for about a week with a swollen knee. Toronto probably won’t shoot almost 59 percent like they did last time either.
Dwight Howard went for 37 points in Orlando’s latest losing effort against the Raps and has recorded six straight double-doubles including a 26-point, 22-rebound effort against the listless Knicks on Saturday.
Plus, if you’re in the market for look-ahead spots,
It’s hard to go against the Lakers these days, especially when they’re favored by less than a touchdown. But they have dropped three of the last four against the number over a few hard-fought games. That slide likely ends tonight against a
The Lakers will be looking to make a statement here; they play
"They're certainly a spoiler," Lakers coach Phil Jackson told the Los Angeles Times. "We are serious about how difficult it's going to be to go there and win."
In other news, Ron Artest was fined – again – for statements he made about
Things are looking up for the Bobcats, at least for the time being.
The Bobcats outscored the Raps 32-0 on second-chance points in a win that makes them feel a whole lot better about themselves considering they pulled it off without Gerald Wallace.
But defense is still a concern for
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