The Orlando Magic host the Houston Rockets on Friday 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: The Magic fell to the Sacramento Kings, 125-101, on Wednesday in a game where the outcome wasn't in doubt after the first quarter. Sacramento shot 58 percent and scored 36 points in the first quarter, scoring almost at will as it get dribble penetration with little-to-no difficulty on almost every trip. Tobias Harris scored a game-high 23 points for Orlando.
Houston's last time out: A three-pointer by Monta Ellis as time expired sent the Rockets to their second straight defeat on Wednesday, 110-107, against the Milwaukee Bucks. Six Rockets scored in double figures.
The last meeting: Friday's game is the first meeting between Orlando and Houston in the 2012/13 season.