But they can be dangerous with both LaMelo Ball and Terry Rozier capable of scoring from the guard spots. The Magic will have to be solid and control the pace to win. Prediction Orlando Magic 114 Charlotte Hornets 108 3 Keys To WatchControlling turnoversThe Charlotte Hornets are the kind of young team that just wants to run up possessions to try to make up for their mistakes.
But the Magic have had some rough starts lately. Hopefully getting Wendell Carter back (he is not listed on the Magic’s injury report after missing Friday’s game) will give the team better stability at center for the game (not that Mo Bamba did a poor job Friday night). The bench though has been the team’s saving grace. And a lot of that falls on Cole Anthony. He has had his ups and downs this season, but Anthony is on a tear and seemingly embracing the role as the team’s sixth man.
14; Today in Charlotte; March 3 in CharlottePaceOff. Rtg. Def. eFG%O. Reb. %TO%FTROrlando99. 5111. 5114. 553. 627. 315. 330. 3Charlotte101. 7108. 8115. 450. 929. 013. 425. 6OMD PredictionThe Orlando Magic have to be feeling pretty good about themselves and their ability to keep their composure after Friday’s fight.
That also fits with LaMelo Ball’s personality and play style. Even if that is not quite what we are used to with Steve Clifford. Whenever you play a fast-paced team, you have to find ways to limit possessions and keep control over the pace of the game. That has not always been the Orlando Magic’s best trait. They struggle with turnovers. The team still ranks 27th in turnover rate at 15. 3 percent.
Anthony is averaging 15. 2 points per game and shooting 52. 2 percent from the floor and 52. 6 percent from beyond the arc in his last five games. The Magic have done a good job in these instances keeping him off the ball and putting him in positions where he can attack. Anthony has done well not to settle for his jumper and being more effective finishing around the hoop too. Anthony is playing with much more composure and force.