Game Preview: Sacramento Kings @ Orlando Magic
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)
Jameer Nelson will not play.
(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.)