Tipoff between Orlando and Portland is set for 7:00 PM Eastern on Fox Sports Florida and ESPN 580 AM in Orlando. The Orlando Pinstriped Post GameThread will appear at 5:00 PM in this StoryStream and on the cover.
Orlando's last time out: The Magic wrapped a four-game roadtrip Sunday in Hollywood against the Los Angeles Lakers, to whom they fell by a 103-94 final despite Victor Oladipo's 21-point, five-rebound, 10-assist effort. Orlando surrendered a career-best 28 points to Jordan Hill and an addition 26 to Nick Young, who scored 13 of those in the fourth quarter to keep the Magic at bay.
Portland's last time out: Playing its sixth consecutive game without All-Star big man LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland fell to the Miami Heat, 93-91, on Monday. The Blazers shot just 37.8 percent from the floor, but kept the game interesting with the three-point shot: Portland drilled 11 treys--albeit on 39 attempts--to the Heat's five.
The last meeting: On January 8th, Portland walloped Orlando by a 110-94 final as Nicolas Batum put up a triple-double and Aldridge poured in 39 points. Arron Afflalo led five Magic players in double-figures. A concussion sidelined Orlando center Nik Vučević for that contest.