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Game Preview: Orlando Magic at Dallas Mavericks

2014 January 13

The Orlando Magic lost their seventh straight game in a 120-94 defeat at the hands of the Denver Nuggets Saturday night. The Dallas Mavericks were last in action Saturday when they defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 110-97.

The Magic are 10-27 while the Mavericks are 22-16.

The Mavericks defeated the Magic 108-100 back on November 16.

The Magic rank 26th in offensive rating (98.00), 17th in defensive rating (103.5) and play at the league’s 16th-fastest pace (96.47). The Mavericks are seventh in offensive rating (106.1) 19th in defensive rating (104.4) and play at the league’s 14th-fastest pace (96.91).

Tip-off from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas is scheduled for 8:30 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 James Capers, Kane Fitzgerald and Haywoode Workman.

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The Line: Dallas – 12.5  (198.5)

Starters:

Dallas Mavericks

Samuel Dalembert
Dirk Nowitzki
Shawn Marion
Monta Ellis
Jose Calderon

Orlando Magic

Glen Davis
Tobias Harris
Arron Afflalo
Victor Oladipo
Jameer Nelson

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  • Nikola Vucevic (concussion) and Arron Afflalo (foot) are out.
  • Maurice Harkless (knee) and Jameer Nelson (sprained right index finger) are game-time decisions.
  • Devin Harris (left toe surgery) is out indefinitely.
  • Wayne Ellington (illness) and Shawn Marion (bruised right shoulder) are questionable while Orlando product Shane Larkin (groin) is doubtful.

Mavericks Resources:

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

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