Two teams looking to get back some groove on clash in an inter-conference battle. It also pits two interesting team makeups: the Golden State Warriors’ veteran savviness and the Orlando Magic’s youthful exuberance.

Catch the game tomorrow at 11:00 AM, Manila time.

AWAY: Orlando Magic (19-13, 7-9 AWAY)

Projected starting five:

  • Anthony Black
  • Jalen Suggs
  • Franz Wagner
  • Paolo Banchero
  • Wendell Carter Jr.

The last two weeks haven’t been fun for the Magic. They are just 3-6 over their last nine outings, scoring 109.1 points per game with a -5.3 net rating over that span.

Still, they have Paolo Banchero and Franz Wagner going for them, and both are nice. The former is posting 26.8 points per game in five contests this past week, while the latter has 27.3 / 6.8 / 4.3 / 1.3 on 53.5% shooting in his six previous games.

As per usual this season, their help will be a crapshoot between Cole Anthony, Jalen Suggs, Wendell Carter Jr., and Mo Wagner. Suggs should try to step up the most, though, as he had as many fouls and points, alongside horrid shooting (4 pts, 4 fouls, 1/10 FGs) during Monday’s loss to the Phoenix Suns.


HOME: Golden State Warriors (15-17, 9-8 HOME)

Projected starting five:

  • Stephen Curry
  • Brandin Podziemski
  • Klay Thompson
  • Trayce Jackson-Davis
  • Kevon Looney

The Warriors have now lost three in a row following an encouraging five-game winning streak. They averaged 125.8 PPG in those victories, and it has gone down to 112.7 PPG in the ongoing skid.

Such is perhaps one team’s fate if it relies heavily on a soon-to-be 36-year-old point guard with a ton of mileage in his body. Stephen Curry is still that dude, but he can’t be dropping 30 every night, and we’re seeing it with the struggles over his last three games – 18.7 PPG on 31.1 FG%. Then again, he’s the GOAT shooter, so maybe tomorrow is the game he heats back up?

In any case, they should hope Klay Thompson can join in as he is back to being ice old. In that same span, he is at 8.3 PPG on a combined 8-of-34 shooting.

Andrew Wiggins, Jonathan Kuminga, Brandin Podziemski, Trayce Jackson-Davis, Dario Saric, and Moses Moody will be supporting the Splash Brothers, although no one has played welll consistently.

Handicap: The Warriors (-3.5) win and cover the spread.

Over/Under: The total goes over 232.5