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Game Preview: Los Angeles Lakers at Orlando Magic

2014 January 24

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The Orlando Magic fell just short of a victory where they were defeated 112-109 by the Atlanta Hawks Wednesday night. The Lakers were last in action Thursday night when they were defeated by the Miami Heat 109-102.

The Magic have fallen to 11-32 while the Lakers are 16-27

The Magic rank 26th in offensive rating (98.4), 19th in defensive rating (104.3) and play at the league’s 16th-fastest pace (96.22). The Lakers are 22nd in offensive rating (101.0), 26th in defensive rating (105.9) and play at the league’s third-fastest pace (99.57).

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 Kennedy, Olandis Poole and Michael Smith.

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The Line: Orlando – 1.0 (207.5)

Starters:

Los Angeles Lakers

Pau Gasol
Ryan Kelly
Wesley Johnson
Jodie Meeks
Kendall Marshall

Orlando Magic

Glen Davis
Tobias Harris
Arron Afflalo
Victor Oladipo
Jameer Nelson

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  • Nikola Vucevic remains sidelined with a concussion.
  • The Lakers are without Kobe Bryant (left tibial plateau fracture), Steve Nash (strained back/hamstring), Steve Blake (torn ligament in right elbow), Jordan Farmar (torn left hamstring) and Xavier Henry (strained right knee).

Lakers Resources:

ESPN Los Angeles
Forum Blue & Gold
Inside the Lakers
Laker Nation
Lake Show Life
Los Angeles Times
The Orange County Register

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