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Game 17 Preview: SA @ Orlando Magic

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There's a new Carnival of the NBA up. It's a collection of links to the best of the NBA blogs. Insert your own joke here.

Starting lineups:

SA (13-3, 6-2 away)
PG The French Layup Machine
SG Michael Finley
SF Bruce Bowen
PF Tim Duncan
C Rasho Nesterovic

ORL (7-9, 4-4 home)
PG Jameer Nelson
SG DeShawn Stevenson
SF Hedo Turkoglu
PF Dwight Howard
C Tony Battie

Both Steve Francis and The Sickness are listed as questionable for tonight's game. I doubt Pop will let Manu play for many reasons including the looming Miami matchup as well as giving Finley some time with the first group. Good ol' Hedo missed the Magic's last game with "flu like symptoms." I would think that by now he's regained enough strength to get on the floor and play his game: standing at the three-point line.

The soon-to-be 20 year old Dwight Howard has 7 games of 15 or more rebounds this year. That amounts to almost half of ORL's games. <Bill Walton stating the obvious>That young man has a future in this league.</Bill Walton>

Tonight's line: SA -9.5
Tonight's total: 173
My pick: SA
The Spurs are 6-10 this year ATS. I am 4-12.