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Game Preview: Orlando Magic at Charlotte Bobcats

2013 December 11
by Andrew Melnick

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*Update 2:25: Nik Vucevic participated in the morning shootaround and is expected to play tonight. The team officially announced him as a gametime decision.*

The Orlando Magic lost for the sixth consecutive time when they were defeated by the Memphis Grizzlies 94-85 Monday night. The Charlotte Bobcats were last in action Monday when they upset the Golden State Warriors 115-111.

The Magic are now 6-15 while the Bobcats are 10-11.

The Magic rank 24th in offensive rating (101.2), 22nd in defensive rating (106.2) and play at the league’s 12th-fastest pace (95.1). The Bobcats are 28th in offensive rating (98.3) third in defensive rating (100.1) and play at the league’s 24th-fastest pace (92.4).

Tip-off from the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina 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 Mike Callahan, David Guthrie and Eli Roe.

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The Line: Charlotte – 6.0 (189.5)

Starters:

Charlotte Bobcats

Al Jefferson
Josh McRoberts
Anthony Tolliver
Gerald Henderson
Kemba Walker

Orlando Magic

Glen Davis
Andrew Nicholson
Arron Afflalo
Victor Oladipo
Jameer Nelson

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  • Tobias Harris remains out with an ankle injury while Nikola Vucevic is considered day-to-day with an ankle injury of his own.
  • The Bobcats were without Bismack Biyombo (sprained right ankle) and Jeff Taylor (heel) Monday night. Brendan Haywood (left foot surgery) is out for three months and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (broken left hand) will be out a few more weeks.

Bobcats Resources:

Bobcats Baseline
Bobcats Planet
Charlotte Observer
Queen City Hoops 
Roberto Gato
Rufus On Fire

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