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Game Preview: Dallas Mavericks @ Orlando Magic

2013 November 16

 whatdothemavssay

The Orlando Magic bounced back from their three-game losing streak with a 94-91 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday, improving the Magic to 4-5. The Mavericks fell to 5-4 after losing to the Miami Heat 110-104 Friday night.

The Magic rank 20th in offensive rating (102.2), seventh in defensive rating (101.1) and play at the league’s 11th-fastest pace (96.7). The Mavericks are fourth in offensive rating (108.4) 20th in defensive rating (105.9) and play at the league’s fifth-fastest pace (98.2).

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 Scott Foster, Eddie F. Rush and Josh Tiven.

 sleepycuban

The Line: Dallas – 3.0  (202.5)

Starters:

Dallas Mavericks

Samuel Dalembert
Dirk Nowitzki
Shawn Marion
Monta Ellis
Jose Calderon

Orlando Magic

Nikola Vucevic
Jason Maxiell
Maurice Harkless
Arron Afflalo
Jameer Nelson

  • Tobias Harris continues to be out indefinitely with an ankle injury, though he believe he will be back in about two weeks.
  • Wayne Ellington missed Friday’s loss to the Heat with a bruised right thigh.
  • Devin Harris (left toe surgery) and Brandan Wright (broken right shoulder) are out indefinitely.
  • Local product Shane Larkin (Dr. Phillips High School) had right ankle surgery and is also out indefinitely.

 dirk

Mavericks Resources:

Dallas Basketball
The Dallas Morning News
ESPN Dallas
Mavs Fast Break
Mavs Money Ball
The Smoking Cuban
The Two Man Game

vince