Game Preview: Orlando Magic at Washington Wizards
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.
The Line: Washington – 9.5 (195.5)
- 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.
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