Game Preview: Memphis Grizzles at Orlando Magic
The Orlando Magic have won three straight games, including a win over the Eastern Conference’s best team record-wise in a 93-92 victory over the Indiana Pacers Monday night. The Memphis Grizzlies are coming off of a 92-89 win over the Washington Wizards Tuesday night.
These two teams met back on December 9 and a late Magic rally came up short and the Grizzlies held on for a 94-85 victory.
The Magic are now 16-37 while the Grizzlies are 28-23.
The Magic rank 25th in offensive rating (98.8), 17th in defensive rating (104.2) and play at the league’s 16th-fastest pace (96.20). The Grizzlies are 20th in offensive rating (102.1) 11th in defensive rating (102.3) and play at the league’s slowest pace (92.03).
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 Jason Phillips, David Guthrie and Eli Roe.
The Line: Memphis – 2.0 (181.5)
- Mike Conley (sprained right ankle) is out.
- Orlando native Nick Calathes (Lake Howell) has done a nice job filling in for Conley.
- Another player with Orlando ties, Courtney Lee, has played well since being dealt to Memphis.
- Tony Allen (hand fracture) is out indefintiely, Quincy Pondexter (stress fracture in right foot) is out for the season and another former Magic player, Mike Miller, left Tuesday’s game with a leg injury.
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