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Magic at Pacers: Orlando opens roadtrip

Orlando plays its next six games away from Amway Center, all in an eight-day span. The long trip tips off Friday with a visit to Indiana.

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Rodney Stuckey
Rodney Stuckey
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The Orlando Magic open a grueling, six-game, eight-day roadtrip Black Friday against the Indiana Pacers.

Tipoff between Orlando and Indiana is set for 8:00 PM Eastern. Fox Sports Florida and ESPN 580 AM will offer live coverage in the Orlando market.

Orlando's last time out: The Magic lost their third straight game Wednesday as Stephen Curry's 28 points led the Golden State Warriors past them by a 111-96 final. Tobias Harris returned to Orlando's lineup after a two-game absence and scored an efficient 16 with 10 boards, but he proved to be the lone bright spot. The Magic shot 41.14 percent and committed 14 turnovers against the Warriors' elite defense.

Indiana's last time out: Wednesday evening, the Pacers hung tough on the road against the San Antonio Spurs, even holding a second-half lead, but the defending champions rallied for a 106-100 victory as Manu Ginóbili scored 28 off the bench. Pacers guard Rodney Stuckey poured in 22 points to lead his club, which shot 10-of-21 from three-point range in an impressive performance.

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Last season: Indy took three of four from the Magic, with Orlando's lone win coming when Paul George missed a potential winning shot at the buzzer off a Nik Vučević turnover. The Pacers rolled in the most recent meeting, taking a 101-86 decision on the last day of the regular season. Maurice Harkless led Orlando with 14 points, and Dewayne Dedmon added eight with 13 rebounds, two steals, and two blocks.

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