The Orlando Magic reconvene for the second half of their season Tuesday as they host the Charlotte Bobcats at Amway Center. 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.
Orlando's last time out: The Magic ended the unofficial first half of their season on a low note, falling to the Atlanta Hawks by a 108-76 final. Josh Smith and Al Horford dominated Orlando inside in a game which was out of hand before the first quarter even ended. No Magic player scored more than 10 points.
Charlotte's last time out: The Bobcats, too, were trounced in their final game before the All-Star Break. They lost to the Indiana Pacers, 101-77, mustering only 31 second-half points in the defeat. The host Pacers outscored Charlotte in all four periods. Pacers swingman Paul George, an All-Star, recorded a triple-double.
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The last meeting: Charlotte entered its game against the Magic on January 18th having lost 24 of its last 26 games, but it prevailed that night by a final score of 106-100. Second-year point guard Kemba Walker tormented Orlando, scoring 25 points on a tidy 8-of-16 shooting in 35 minutes, while Gerald Henderson shot 8-of-11 for 17 points of his own. Magic guards Jameer Nelson and Arron Afflalo combined for 45 points, but it wasn't enough.