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Game Preview: Boston Celtics at Orlando Magic

2013 November 8
by Andrew Melnick


The Orlando Magic upset the Los Angeles Clippers to improve to 3-2 while the Boston Celtics earned their first victory of the season Wednesday night.

The Magic rank 11th in offensive rating (104.0), fourth in defensive rating (97.2) and play at the league’s 12th-fastest pace (97.4). The Celtics are 27th in offensive rating (96.7) 10th in defensive rating (101.0) and play at the league’s 24th-fastest pace (92.5).

Tip-off from the Amway Center is scheduled for 7:00 pm EST and 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 FM 96.5 and in Spanish on AM 1270 WRLZ.

The officials for tonight’s game are Tony Brothers, Steve Anderson and Tre Maddox.


The Line: Orlando – 6.0 (191)


Boston Celtics

Vitor Faverani
Brandon Bass
Jeff Green
Jorda Crawford
Avery Bradley

Orlando Magic

Nikola Vucevic
Jason Maxiell
Maurice Harkless
Arron Afflalo
Jameer Nelson


  • Tobias Harris continues to be out indefinitely with an ankle injury
  • Celtics’ point guard Rajon Rondo remains out after knee surgery.
  • Veteran Gerald Wallace was benched before Wednesday’s game and it seemed to work out as the Celtics earned a 97-87 win over the Utah Jazz.

Celtics Resources:

Boston Globe
Boston Herald
Celtics Blog
Celtics Hub
Celtics Town
ESPN Boston
Hardwood Houdini
Red’s Army



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