Game Preview: Orlando Magic at Philadelphia 76ers
The Orlando Magic are coming off a 105-90 loss to the Toronto Raptors Tuesday night. The 76ers were last in action Monday when they were blown out by the Milwaukee Bucks 130-110.
On streak is going to come to an end Wednesday night. The Magic have lost 16 consecutive road games and the 76ers have lost 11 consecutive games.
The Magic are 17-42 while the 76ers are 15-42.
These teams have split their two game this season. The Magic defeated the 76ers on November 27 behind 21 and 16 rebounds from Nikola Vucevic.
The 76ers won the rematch 127-126 in double overtime on December 3. Two rookies, Michael Carter-Williams (27 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists) and Victor Oladipo (26 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists) had triple doubles and Arron Afflalo scored 43 points.
The Magic rank 26th in offensive rating (99.2), 18th in defensive rating (104.6) and play at the league’s 18th-fastest pace (95.92). The 76ers are last in offensive rating (96.4) second-to-last in defensive rating (107.2) and play at the league’s fastest pace (102.56).
Tip-off from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 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 Joe Crawford, Olandis Poole and Kevin Scott.
The Line: Orlando -3.5 (211.5)
- Arron Afflalo has missed the last two games with an ankle injury and won’t play Wednesday.
- Jameer Nelson had a “sinus issue” Tuesday, but gutted it out and played.
- Nerlens Noel (left knee surgery), former Magic guard Jason Richardson (left knee surgery) and Lorenzo Brown (torn ligaments in right wrist) are out indefinitely.
- Brandon Davies (right pinky finger surgery) is out 4-6 weeks.
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