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Magic vs. Mavericks: Orlando looks to reach .500

Orlando plays the second game of a three-game homestand Saturday, and can reach .500 with a victory.

José Calderón
José Calderón
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The Orlando Magic continue a three-game homestand Saturday when they host the Dallas Mavericks at Amway Center.

Tipoff between Orlando and Dallas is set for 7:00 PM Eastern on Fox Sports Florida and ESPN 580 AM in Orlando. The Orlando Pinstriped Post GameThread will appear at 5:00 PM in this StoryStream and on the cover.

Orlando's last time out: Arron Afflalo propelled the Magic to a 19-point comeback on Wednesday, scoring a career-best 36 points, with eight three-pointers, as the Magic topped the shorthanded Milwaukee Bucks. Little-used reserve guard Ronnie Price played 25 strong minutes as coach Jacque Vaughn used a small lineup to match up with Milwaukee.

Dallas' last time out: The Mavericks could be a tired team Saturday, as they're coming off a 110-106 loss to the Miami Heat on Friday night. Dirk Nowitzki scored 28 points on 8-of-12 shooting, while Vince Carter added 21 off the bench, but Dallas couldn't withstand LeBron James' onslaught: the three-time Most Valuable Player had 39 points, six rebounds, four assists, and a steal.

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In 2012/13: The Mavs swept the two-game season series from Orlando, winning most recently by a 111-96 final on February 20th. Afflalo and Maurice Harkless scored 41 combined in that game, but eight Mavs scored between eight and 17 points as Dallas shot 47.7 percent from the floor and drained 11 threes.

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