Game Preview: Charlotte Bobcats at Orlando Magic
The Orlando Magic fell to the Chicago Bulls 128-125 in triple overtime Wednesday night, giving them their ninth straight loss. The Charlotte Bobcats were defeated 95-92 by the Philadelphia 76ers Wednesday.
The Magic are now 10-29 while the Bobcats are 16-24.
These teams met in Charlotte back on December 11 and the Magic came away with a 92-83 victory behind 17 points from Jameer Nelson.
The Magic rank 25th in offensive rating (98.1), 18th in defensive rating (103.9) and play at the league’s 16th-fastest pace (96.18). The Bobcats are 28th in offensive rating (97.3) eighth in defensive rating (100.9) and play at the league’s 21st-fastest pace (95.11).
Tip-off from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida 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 Bill Spooner, Steve Anderson and Tre Maddox.
The Line: Charlotte – 1.5 (188.5)
- Arron Afflalo (foot) is questionable and according to the Orlando Sentinel‘s Josh Robbins, he is on track to play.
- Nikola Vucevic (concussion) is out indefinitely.
- Brendan Haywood remains out after left foot surgery and Jeff Taylor is out for the season after rupturing his right Achilles.
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