The Orlando Magic face the Cleveland Cavaliers for the teams' penultimate meeting of the season on Saturday night. Tipoff is set for 7 PM Eastern on Fox Sports Florida in the Orlando market. The Orlando Pinstriped Post GameThread will appear at 5 PM in this StoryStream and on the cover.
Orlando's last time out: With just seven available players due to trades and injury, the Magic put up a good fight against the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night, but were unable to get the victory. The final score was 88-82. Arron Afflalo shot 8-of-16 for a game-high 20 points, while Maurice Harkless had 19 points and nine boards in a staggering 46 minutes.
Cleveland's last time out: The Cavs snapped a three-game losing streak Wednesday with a 105-100 win against the New Orleans Hornets. All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving had 35 points, five rebounds, seven assists, and two steals for Cleveland, which used a 37-31 fourth quarter to earn the win.
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The last meeting: Cleveland topped the Magic, 119-108, at Quicken Loans Arena just before the All-Star Break. A 13-0 run bridging the third and fourth quarters stemmed Orlando's tide for good, as the Magic never drew closer than seven points in the final four minutes. The Cavs' bench came up big in the win, scoring 51 points on 15-of-34 shooting from the field and 6-of-9 shooting from three-point range.