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Magic vs. Mavericks: Orlando's preseason comes to a close

Orlando looks to cap its preseason at .500 on Friday against Dallas.

Chandler Parsons
Chandler Parsons
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Just hours after learning that Victor Oladipo will miss an indefinite period of time due to a facial injury, the Orlando Magic take the floor Friday for their preseason finale against the Dallas Mavericks.

Tipoff between Orlando and Dallas is set for 7:00 PM Eastern. ESPN 580 AM will offer radio coverage of the game, which is not available on television.

Orlando's last time out: Despite some solid defense, the Magic slipped Wednesday at Amway Center, falling to the Houston Rockets by a 90-89 final. Troy Daniels and Isaiah Canaan scored 14 apiece off Houston's bench to lead all players, while Nikola Vucevic tallied 12 points and six boards for the Magic.

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Dallas' last time out: The Mavs dipped below the .500 mark with their 88-85 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday night as coach Rick Carlisle rested most of his regulars, including Dirk Nowitzki and Monta Ellis. Second-year pro Gal Mekel shot 7-of-13 for 17 points with eight assists for Dallas, which finished the game shooting below 40 percent.

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