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Magic vs. 76ers: Orlando hosts NBA's worst

The woeful Sixers visit Amway Center on Sunday in a matchup of two teams with different rebuilding plans.

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Tony Wroten
Tony Wroten
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Coming off another frustrating loss, the reeling Orlando Magic host the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday in a matchup of two teams hoping to rebuild.

Tipoff between Orlando and Philly is set for 6:00 PM. Fox Sports Florida and ESPN 580 AM will offer live coverage in the Orlando market.

Orlando's last time out: The Magic failed to defend their home court Friday against the Utah Jazz, falling by a 101-94 final in a game Utah led by as much as 17 points. Derrick Favors popped off for 23 points and 10 boards in the Jazz's victory. Though Orlando struggled with energy and defensive intensity, it at least got a career-best effort from Elfrid Payton, its rookie point guard: he came off the bench to tally 11 points and 11 assists for his first career double-double.

Philadelphia's last time out: The Sixers suffered an 18-point loss at the unfriendly confines of Wells Fargo Center on Friday as the Charlotte Hornets blew them out, dropping Philly to 0-14 at home. Robert Covington and Tony Wroten led the Sixers with 19 points apiece.

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The last meeting: Tobias Harris drilled the second buzzer-beating, game-winning shot of his career on November 5th, sinking the Sixers by a 91-89 final to give Orlando its first win of the season. Harris' long deuce gave him a team-best 18 points on the night. Orlando withstood a 27-point, eight-assist, five-steal, two-block outing from Wroten, who managed to aid the Magic's cause by committing eight turnovers.

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