Magic vs. Kings: Orlando looks for second straight win

DeMarcus Cousins - Mike Ehrmann

After upsetting the Sixers in Philly on Tuesday, the Magic return to Orlando to host the Kings.

The Orlando Magic host the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday looking to win consecutive games for the first time since mid-December. 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: The Magic routed the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday, 98-84, behind a balanced offensive attack in which seven players scored between nine and 16 points. Arron Afflalo and Tobias Harris led the way offensively, while Nikola Vučević (12 points, 19 boards) and E'Twaun Moore (12 points, 10 assists) tallied double-doubles. In his regular-season début, veteran big man Al Harrington posted nine points, three rebounds, and two assists for Orlando in just 12 minutes.

Sacramento's last time out: The Kings pushed the Miami Heat to two overtimes on Tuesday, but fell apart in the second overtime to lose by a 141-129 final. LeBron James scored or assisted on all 17 of Miami's points in the final frame. Marcus Thornton hit eight three-pointers off Sacramento's bench and finished with 36 points, while DeMarcus Cousins and Tyreke Evans combined for an efficient 50 points. The loss was Sacramento's sixth straight.

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The last meeting: Orlando fell to the Kings, 91-82, on December 7th in a game the Magic would probably like to forget. Down 12 at halftime, the visitors rallied to take a two-point lead at the end of three periods. But Orlando couldn't match the speed of Kings point guards Jimmer Fredette and Isaiah Thomas down the stretch, with the duo combining for 22 of the Kings' 29 fourth-quarter points. Orlando did itself no favors offensively either, shooting 7-of-24 from the floor in the period.

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