Tipoff between Orlando and Sacramento 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: The Magic lost their third straight home game Wednesday, 86-82, against the Utah Jazz. Rookie point guard Trey Burke stuffed the stat sheet with 30 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists for the visitors, while Orlando managed to shoot just 32.6 percent in the absence of Arron Afflalo, its leading scorer and a possible All-Star.
Sacramento's last time out: The Kings could enter Saturday's game tired, given that they played Friday against the Miami Heat and lost by a 122-103 final. The Kings' defense could not stop the defending NBA champs, who shot 61.4 percent from the floor. Sacramento went just 10-of-24 (41.7 percent) from the foul line. In defeat, DeMarcus Cousins came up in a big way, tallying 27 points on 15 shots to go with eight boards, five assists, and two steals.
In 2012/13: The Kings swept the two-game season series from Orlando. On February 27th, Sacramento built a 30-point lead through three quarters at Amway Center before taking its foot off the proverbial gas in the fourth, prevailing by a 125-101 final.