“Orlando Magic Rout Houston Rockets in Season Opener”

The 30-point victory is largest on opening night in Magic history. ORLANDO – An opening-night clash between the Orlando Magic and Houston Rockets – two teams who have been rebuilding the last few years now hoping to take the next step (maybe a few steps) forward in their respective development – just made total sense. Of course, nothing can be concluded from one game, no matter what juncture of the season we are in or where the contest takes place, but these two squads playing one another sure seemed like a good measuring stick for both. If there’s validity to that, then there’s plenty for the Magic to smile about, as they played with the perfect amount of intensity, all while looking as advertised defensively in Wednesday’s 116-86 victory. The 30-point win is the largest margin of victory in an opening-night game in team history.