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Game Preview: Orlando Magic at Washington Wizards

2014 February 25

 

Truth About it

Truth About it

The Orlando Magic, playing without their best player, swingman Arron Afflalo, were easily disposed by the Toronto Raptors 105-90 Sunday night. The Washington Wizards were last in action Sunday when they defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-83 to earn their third straight victory.

These two teams met back on December 2 in Washington D.C. and the Wizards blew out the Magic 98-80 behind 16 points and 13 assists from John Wall.

The Magic are 17-41 while the Wizards are 28-28.

The Magic rank 26th in offensive rating (99.0), 17th in defensive rating (104.4) and play at the league’s 18th-fastest pace (95.94). The Wizards are 21st in offensive rating (101.8), ninth in defensive rating (102.0) and play at the league’s 19th-fastest pace (95.74).

Tip-off from the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.  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 Ed Malloy, Kane Fitzgerald and Marat Kogut.

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The Line: Washington – 9.5 (195.5)

Starters:

Washington Wizards

Marcin Gortat
Trevor Booker*
Trevor Ariza
Bradley Beal
John Wall

Orlando Magic

Nikola Vucevic
Tobias Harris
Maurice Harkless#
Victor Oladipo
Jameer Nelson

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  • Wizards’ center Nene* is out 4-to-6 weeks with an MCL injury.
  • The Magic will again be without Arron Afflalo#, who missed Sunday’s loss to the Toronto Raptors with an ankle injury.

Wizards Resources:

Bullets Forever
Truth About It
Wiz of Awes
Washington Post
Washington Wizards Blog

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