Magic: They'll open their 2013-14 regular season on the road against one of the league's top teams, the physical, defense-oriented Indiana Pacers.

"It should be fun," Magic small forward Maurice Harkless said. "It's going to be a good measuring stick for us. They're a good team, a great defensive team. It's just going to give us a chance to go out there and see where we are."

The NBA's schedule-makers did the Magic no favors, beginning Orlando's season with three games in four nights.

-- Orlando Sentinel