Game Preview: Indiana Pacers at Orlando Magic
The Orlando Magic were defeated by the Chicago Bulls 109-95 on Monday. The Indiana Pacers, who have clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference.
These two teams met on opening night when the Pacers defeated the Magic 97-87 behind 24 points from Paul George.
They met again February 3 and the Pacers blew out the Magic 98-79.
On February, the Magic held off the Pacers for a 93-92 victory.
The Pacers are 55-26 while the Magic are 23-58.
The Magic rank 29th in offensive rating (99.4), 16th in defensive rating (104.7) and play at the league’s 15th-fastest pace (95.94). The Pacers rank 22nd in offensive rating (101.4), first in defensive rating (96.8) and play at the league’s 20th-fastest pace (94.96).
Tip-off from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida 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 in Spanish on AM 1270 WRLZ.
The officials for tonight’s game are Ron Garretson, Marat Kogut and Leon Wood.
The Line: Orlando – 4.0 (186)
- The Pacers are resting Paul George, Lance Stephenson and David West.
- C.J. Watson is also expected to rest.
- Andrew Bynum (knee) is out indefinitely.
- Nikola Vucevic (achilles) is out for the season.
- Jameer Nelson (groin) is OUT.
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