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Game Preview: Orlando Magic at Memphis Grizzlies

2013 December 9
by Andrew Melnick


The Orlando Magic suffered their fifth consecutive loss Sunday night when they were defeated by the Houston Rockets 98-88. The Grizzlies last took the floor Saturday when they lost to the Golden State Warriors 108-102.

The Magic are now 6-14 while the Grizzlies are 9-10.

The Magic rank 23rd in offensive rating (102.2), 23rd in defensive rating (106.8) and play at the league’s 12th-fastest pace (95.2). The Grizzlies are 21st in offensive rating (102.8) 22nd in defensive rating (106.6) and play at the league’s slowest pace (89.6).

Tip-off from the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee is scheduled for 8:00 pm EST and will be shown locally on FS Florida and nationally on NBA TV.

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 Monty McCutchen, Tony Brown and Scott Twardoski.


The Line: Memphis – 13.5 (211)


Memphis Grizzlies

Kosta Koufos
Zach Randolph
Tayshaun Prince
Quincy Pondexter
Mike Conley

Orlando Magic

Glen Davis
Andrew Nicholson
Arron Afflalo
Victor Oladipo
Jameer Nelson


  • Tobias Harris remains out with an ankle injury while Nikola Vucevic is considered day-to-day with an ankle injury of his own.
  • Marc Gasol, the Defensive Player of the Year last season, is out with a knee injury. Tony Allen (bruised right hip) and Ed Davis (sprained right ankle) missed Saturday’s game.

Grizzlies Resources:

3 Shades of Blue
Memphis Commercial Appeal
Memphis Daily News
Memphis Flyer
Straight Outta Vancouver

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