The Orlando Magic continue their longest homestand of the season Friday against the Cleveland Cavaliers. 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.
The Cavs find themselves without franchise point guard Kyrie Irving, the reigning Rookie of the Year, as the Duke product has a broken index finger on his left hand and will miss a month. Nobody expected Cleveland to compete with only Donald Sloan and Jeremy Pargo at point guard, but it has: Pargo scored 28 points in his first game starting in Irving's place, helping the Cavs end their six-game losing streak on Wednesday against the Philadelphia 76ers.
Orlando also won Wednesday night, defeating the Detroit Pistons by a 90-74 final to open their homestand. The Pistons shot 8-of-44 in the second half.