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Game Preview: Orlando Magic at Boston Celtics

2014 February 2

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The Orlando Magic defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 113-102 on Friday night. The Boston Celtics were last in action Wednesday when they lost to the Philadelphia 76ers 95-94 on a last-second layup by Evan Turner.

The Magic are 13-35 while the Celtics are 15-33.

This will be the fourth and final meeting between these two teams and is the only game of the day.

The Magic lost to the Celtics 91-89 on November 8. Former Magic power forward Brandon Bass had 16 points and seven rebounds. Arron Afflalo led the Magic with 23.

They met again in Boston on November 11 and the Celtics cruised to a 120-105 win. Avery Bradley scored 24 points while Afflalo led the Magic with 18.

Two weeks ago, the Magic ended a 10-game losing streak by defeating the Celtics 93-91 behind 20 points, 13 rebounds and six assists from Afflalo.

The Magic rank 24th in offensive rating (98.5), 18th in defensive rating (104.3) and play at the league’s 16th-fastest pace (96.37). The Celtics are 27th in offensive rating (98.1) 16th in defensive rating (103.4) and play at the league’s 18th-fastest pace (95.81).

Tip-off from the T.D. Garden in Boston, Massachusetts is scheduled for 1:00 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 David Jones, Dick Bavetta and Josh Tiven.

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The Line: Boston – 5.0 (191.5)


Boston Celtics

Jared Sullinger
Brandon Bass
Jeff Green
Avery Bradley
Rajon Rondo

Orlando Magic

Nikola Vucevic
Glen Davis
Tobias Harris
Arron Afflalo
Victor Oladipo*

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  • Jameer Nelson left Friday’s game with a sore left knee.* He didn’t travel with the team to Boston.
  • Rajon Rondo missed the Celtics’ last outing to rest.
  • Avery Bradley is expected to return from a sprained right ankle/bruised left hand.
  • Former Magic guard Keith Bogans continues to sit out because of personal reasons.
  • Kris Humphries is probable with a sore left knee.
  • Gerald Wallace is listed as questionable because of personal reasons.

Celtics Resources:

Boston Globe
Boston Herald
Celtics Blog
Celtics Hub
Celtics Town
ESPN Boston
Hardwood Houdini
Red’s Army

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