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Magic vs. Bobcats: Miserable Charlotte squad makes first visit to Orlando

The Bobcats have lost 24 of their last 26 games.

Kemba Walker and Gerald Henderson
Kemba Walker and Gerald Henderson
Streeter Lecka

The Orlando Magic look to pick up their third win in four games Friday night against the Charlotte Bobcats, a Southeast Division rival. Tipoff is set for 7 PM Eastern on Fox Sports Florida in the Orlando market. The Orlando Pinstriped Post GameThread will appear at 5:30 PM in this StoryStream and on the cover.

Orlando's last time out: The Magic cruised to a 97-86 victory against the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday. With great ball-movement and three-point shooting, Orlando built a lead that reached 22 points before the Pacers' garbage-time unit whittled the margin down to something more respectable. Nikola Vucevic posted 16 points and 15 boards.

Charlotte's last time out: The Bobcats' last game also came against Indiana, but the result was far different. The Pacers led by seven points after the first quarter, by 10 points at halftime, and by 26 after three quarters. Charlotte shot 34.7 percent for the game, and lost for the 24th time in its last 26 tries.

The last meeting: Arron Afflalo and Glen Davis scored 20 points apiece to lead the Magic to a 107-98 win on December 15th. A fast-break layup by Kemba Walker gave the Bobcats a one-point lead with 4:08 to play, but Afflalo answered with a deuce of his own to put Orlando ahead for good. Walker scored a career-best 32 points in the loss.

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