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Game Preview: Orlando Magic at Cleveland Cavaliers

2014 February 19


The Orlando Magic were defeated by the Milwaukee Bucks 104-100 Tuesday night.The Cleveland Cavaliers were also in action Tuesday – they blew out the Philadelphia 76ers 114-85 to earn their fifth consecutive win.

These two teams met once this season back on December 13 in Orlando. The Cavaliers came away with a 109-100 victory behind 31 points from Kryie irving. Victor Oladipo had 26 points in the loss.

They played again on January 2 and the Magic blew a nine-point lead in the final minute, eventually losing in overtime 87-81. Anderson Vareajo had 18 points to lead the Cavaliers while Glen Davis had 16 points (on six-of-19 shooting) and 13 rebounds for the Magic.

The Magic are now 16-39 while the Cavaliers are 21-33.

The Magic rank 26th in offensive rating (98.8), 17th in defensive rating (104.3) and play at the league’s 16th-fastest pace (96.00). The Cavaliers are 24th in offensive rating (99.4) 20th in defensive rating (104.7) and play at the league’s 20th-fastest pace (95.69).

Tip-off from the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio 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 Michael Smith, Kevin Cutler and Josh Tiven.

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The Line: Cleveland – 6.5 (197)


Cleveland Cavaliers

Tyler Zeller*
Tristan Thompson
Luol Deng
Jarrett Jack
Kyrie Irving

Orlando Magic

Nikola Vucevic
Glen Davis
Tobias Harris
Arron Afflalo
Jameer Nelson

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  • The Cavaliers were without Anderson Varejao* Tuesday night because of  strained back. He is listed as questionable.
  • Carrick Felix is out with a stress fracture in his left knee.

Cavaliers Resources:

Cavs: The Blog
Cavaliers Blog
Cleveland Plain-Dealer
Fear the Sword
Right Down Euclid
Stepien Rules

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