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Game Preview: Portland Trail Blazers at Orlando Magic

2014 March 25

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The Orlando Magic finished their west coast road trip with the ninth straight loss, a 103-94 defeat at the hands of the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday night. The Portland Trail Blazers were last in action Monday night when they were defeated by the Miami Heat 93-91.

There two teams met back on January 9 and the Blazers defeated the Magic 110-94.

The Magic enter with a 19-52 record while the Blazers are 45-26.

The Magic rank 27th in offensive rating (99.1), 18th in defensive rating (104.6) and play at the league’s 15th-fastest pace (96.27). The Blazers are fifth in offensive rating (108.4) 21st in defensive rating (105.2) and play at the league’s 10th-fastest pace (97.78).

Tip-off from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida is scheduled for 7:00 pm EST and will be shown locally on FS Florida.

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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 Ron Garretson, Steve Anderson and Sean Corbin.

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The Line: Portland – 6.0 (204)

Starters:

Portland Trail Blazers

Robin Lopez
Nicolas Batum
Dorrell Wright
Wesley Matthews
Damian Lillard

Orlando Magic

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

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  • *Jameer Nelson (sore left knee) is out.
  • Lamarcus Aldridge (bruised lower back) is questionable.
  • Joel Freeland (sprained right MCL) is out.

Trail Blazers Resources:

Blazer’s Edge
Official Blazers Blog
Oregon Live
Portland Roundball Society
Rip City Project

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