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Magic at 76ers: Winless teams square off

At Wednesday's end, either Orlando or Philly will have recorded its first victory of the 2014/15 season.

Nerlens Noel
Nerlens Noel
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The Orlando Magic visit the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday in a battle of two of the NBA's four remaining winless squads.

Tipoff between Orlando and Philadelphia is set for 7:00 PM Eastern. Fox Sports Florida and ESPN 580 AM will offer live coverage in the Orlando market.

Orlando's last time out: The Magic nearly came up with their first win of the season Tuesday against the Chicago Bulls, leading by as much as eight and having tied the score after three periods, only to watch as the Bulls knuckled down defensively in the final frame. Tobias Harris tallied 21 points and nine boards for the Magic, who couldn't keep Chicago off the foul line: the Bulls shot 21-of-27 at the stripe, compared to 8-of-14 for Orlando. In an eight-point loss, that disparity smarts.

Philadelphia's last time out: The Sixers fell to the Houston Rockets on Monday, 104-93, despite a brilliant all-around performance from Tony Wroten. The 21-year-old guard stuffed the stat sheet with 20 points, five boards, four assists, five steals, and five turnovers, but Philly couldn't run Houston off the three-point line: the Rockets shot 16-of-34 from three-point range, with starting wings Trevor Ariza and James Harden combining for 10 of those treys.

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Last season: Orlando took three of four from the Sixers in the 2013/14 season, with its only loss coming in a 126-125, double-OT thriller. In the most recent meeting, a 92-81 Magic victory, Harris scored a career-best 31 points in just 30 minutes, shooting 11-of-20 from the field. Nik Vučević dominated the interior with 18 points, 17 boards, three assists, and two blocks against his former team.

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