Oct 30, 2015; Orlando, FL, USA; Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (9) high fives guard Victor Oladipo (5) after a three pointer against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second quarter at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
2. The Offensive Glass
If there’s one thing that the New York Knicks do at an elite level, it’s crash the offensive glass. They consistently create second-chance scoring opportunities through the tenacity and opportunistic nature of the big men.
The Orlando Magic aren’t too far behind in that regard.
Orlando checks in at No. 5 and No. 10, respectively.
The Magic’s undeniable ability to control the offensive glass is rooted in something similar to the Knicks’: a rising international star. Swiss big man Nikola Vucevic is a borderline All-Star for Orlando, while Latvian power forward Kristaps Porzingis is drawing more admiration by the hour.
A battle between the two could dictate the outcome of this game.
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