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Game Preview: Sacramento Kings @ Orlando Magic

2013 February 27
by Andrew Melnick

After snapping their five-game losing streak with a 98-84 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers Tuesday night, the Orlando Magic will attempt to make it two in a row when they take on the Sacramento Kings Wednesday night. The victory gave the Magic a 16-41 record while the Kings enter with a record of 19-38.

These two teams met back on December 7 in Sacramento and the Kings came away with a 91-82 victory. DeMarcus Cousins had 17 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Kings.

Orlando ranks 26th in offensive rating (99.5),  26th in defensive rating (105.5) and play at the league’s 17th-fast pace (93.78). The Kings are 18th in offensive rating (101.3) , last in defensive rating (109.2) and play at the league’s ninth-fastest pace (95.34)

Tip-off from the the Amway Center is scheduled for 7:00 pm EST. The game will be shown locally on FS Florida.

As always, if you can’t watch the game, you can listen on the radio – in English on AM 580 WDBO and in Spanish on AM 1270 WRLZ.

The officials for tonight’s game are Scott Foster, Tony Brown and Kevin Fehr.

The Line: Orlando – 1.0 (207u)

Starters:

Sacramento Kings

DeMarcus Cousins
Jason Thompson
John Salmons
Tyreke Evans
Isaiah Thomas

Orlando Magic

Nikola Vucevic
Andrew Nicholson
Maurice Harkless
Arron Afflalo
E’Twaun Moore

Jameer Nelson will not play.

Kings Resources:

A Royal Pain
Cowbell Kingdom
Sacramento Bee
Sactown Royalty

(Andrew Melnick is a blogger for Magic Basketball Online and a contributor at SB Nation. Andrew has covered the Orlando Magic for four years and also works as a radio host. You can follow him on twitter here.)

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