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Game Preview: Orlando Magic at Los Angeles Lakers

2014 March 23

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The Orlando Magic lost a heart-breaker on Saturday night, falling to the Utah Jazz 89-88 on Trey Burke’s three-pointer with 1.6 seconds to play. The Los Angeles Lakers were last in action Friday when they were defeated by the Washington Wizards 117-107.

These two teams met back on January 24 and Tobias Harris’28 points and 20 rebounds powered the Magic to a 114-105 victory.

The Magic have fallen to 19-51 while the Lakers are 22-46.

The Magic rank 27th in offensive rating (99.1), 18th in defensive rating (104.6) and play at the league’s 16th-fastest pace (96.24). The Lakers are 22nd in offensive rating (101.1), 28th in defensive rating (107.5) and play at the league’s second-fastest pace (100.88).

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Tip-off from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California is scheduled for 9:30 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 Rodney Mott, Eric Dalen and Gary Zielinski.

The Line: Los Angeles – 4.0 (216)

Starters:

Los Angeles Lakers

Robert Sacre
Pau Gasol
Kent Bazemore
Jodie Meeks
Kendall Marshall

Orlando Magic

Nikola Vucevic
Kyle O’Quinn
Maurice Harkless
Arron Afflalo
Victor Oladipo

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  •  Jameer Nelson has been out with a sore left knee.
  • Xavier Henry (sore left wrist), Wesley Johnson (upper respiratory infection), Chris Kaman (sore right foot) and Steve Nash (nerve irritation in back/hamstring) are questionable.
  • Jordan Farmar (strained right groin) is out.
  • Kobe Bryant (left tibial plateau fracture) is, of course, out for the season.

Lakers Resources:

ESPN Los Angeles
Forum Blue & Gold
Inside the Lakers
Laker Nation
Lake Show Life
Los Angeles Times
The Orange County Register

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