Magic Make A Change In Their Starting Lineup

Orlando Magic forward Brandon Bass drives to the basket as Chicago Bulls forward James Johnson defends during the fourth quarter at the United Center in Chicago on December 1, 2010. The Magic won 107-78. UPI/Brian Kersey Photo via Newscom

The Orlando Magic have made a change in their starting lineup.

Brandon Bass will start at Power Forward with Rashard Lewis shifting to Small Forward. Quentin Richardson will come off the bench.

“We played most of the last game against them big,” Van Gundy said. “It’s just tough with Millsap and Kirilenko to be smaller at both the 4 and the 3. So, it’s better matchups for us.”

Van Gundy said there’s “a good chance” the Magic will use the same lineup when the Magic face the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday and the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday.

“Again, it’s matchup-driven,” Van Gundy said. “It’s Blake Griffin in L.A. with [Al-Farouq] Aminu at the 3. And if Carmelo [Anthony] is back, which I’m sure he will be, it’s Carmelo at the 3 and whoever we put our 4 on, Shelden Williams or Nene. It’s not definite we’ll stay with it, but there’s a good chance we will for the rest of the trip.”

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel has the full story here.

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