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5 Important Early Games On Orlando Magic 2014-15 Schedule

Orlando Magic 2014-15 Schedule: 5 Important Early Games

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For a young team, getting off to a good start is the best way to boost confidence. The Orlando Magic are no different, and the youngsters from the Magic Kingdom will be tested early and often. Here are the five biggest early games that will determine the outcome of Orlando's season.

5. Washington Wizards, Oct. 30

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5. Washington Wizards, Oct. 30

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The Magic's first big test of the season comes in their home opener, when John Wall and the up-and-coming Washington Wizards glide into town on Oct. 30. Will the Magic's young guns outplay the Wizards' deadly rotation?

4. Toronto Raptors, Nov. 1

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4. Toronto Raptors, Nov. 1

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The Raptors have had the Magic's number of late. Can the team exact some revenge against the boys from the Great White North when Toronto comes to town on Nov. 1? We will see how well the Magic have meshed by then.

3. Brooklyn Nets, Nov. 9

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3. Brooklyn Nets, Nov. 9

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The Magic's first "semi" big road test comes when Orlando visits the Nets on Nov. 9. The Magic were the worst road team in the league last season, and we will see if the team has learned from their road woes of a year ago.

2. Indiana Pacers, Nov. 28

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2. Indiana Pacers, Nov. 28

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This game against the Pacers on Nov. 28 opens an early six-game road trip for the Magic that could have a tremendous impact on the rest of the season going forward.

1. Cleveland Cavaliers, Nov. 24

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1. Cleveland Cavaliers, Nov. 24

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Not only is this the Magic's biggest road test of the early schedule, but this may be the ultimate test as to whether or not the Magic have improved over the offseason. I know this for certain -- this is going to be a very tough road game.