The Orlando Magic, thanks to their current slump, have dropped to eleventh in the Eastern Conference with a 4-9 record, and are 1.5 games ahead of the last-place Milwaukee Bucks.
Here's a look at the three games on the schedule for the Magic this week:
Tuesday, November 26th: Magic at Atlanta Hawks, 7:30 PM Eastern, Fox Sports Florida
Orlando, having lost once already in Atlanta, makes its final appearance there this season, trying to stop an eleven-game losing streak to the Hawks, and a seven-game losing streak in Atlanta. The Magic haven't won a regular-season game in Atlanta since November of 2009. The Hawks are 8-6, but are coming off a terrible loss at home to the Boston Celtics on Saturday, blowing an eleven-point lead in the final quarter while missing 16 of their final 18 shot attempts.
Wednesday, November 27th: Philadelphia 76ers at Magic, 7:00 PM Eastern, Fox Sports Florida
The 76ers, with Brett Brown having taken over for Doug Collins as coach, have cooled off since their 3-0 start, having lost 9 of their last 12 games for a 6-9 record overall. That record still puts them in seventh place in the East. Evan Turner averages 21.7 points per game to lead them in scoring. Point guard Michael Carter-Williams, who surprisingly has been one of the most impressive rookies in the league so far, averages 17.3 points per game and 7.4 assists, and is among the league leaders in steals with 3.0 per game. Center Spencer Hawes is averaging a double-double of 16.8 points and 10.3 rebounds. Former Magic center Daniel Orton is averaging 3.6 points per game and 3.4 rebounds.
Friday, November 29th: San Antonio Spurs at Magic, 7:00 PM Eastern, Fox Sports Florida
The defending Western Conference Spurs make their only appearance in Orlando this season, and are on quite a roll. Entering the week, they are tied with the Indiana Pacers for the league's best record at 12-1, and have won ten games in a row. Seven players on the Spurs are averaging at least 8.8 points per game, with Tony Parker the leading scorer at 18.2 points per game on 58.2 percent True Shooting. With much the same roster as last season, as Marco Belinelli was the only major off-season acquisition, Gregg Popovich continues to do a terrific job in coaching them.