The Orlando Magic look to avoid picking up their seventh straight loss Monday against the Chicago Bulls, and according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel, they'll likely have to do it shorthanded.
Evan Fournier and Tobias Harris probably won't play Monday, says Robbins, citing Orlando coach Jacque Vaughn. Both players suffered injuries--Fournier a sprained right knee, Harris a sprained left ankle--Friday in Orlando's embarrassing loss to the Los Angeles Lakers and sat out Saturday's game against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Against Portland, Vaughn started the rookie Devyn Marble at small forward in Harris' place. Maurice Harkless and Ben Gordon played expanded minutes off the bench in relief of Fournier.
Fournier opened the season as Orlando's starting two guard, but shifted to the bench in late December as Vaughn looked to pair Victor Oladipo with the rookie Elfrid Payton in the backcourt. In 10 games off the bench, Fournier has averaged 10.7 points in 28.1 minutes, shooting 36.7 percent from the floor.
Harris, meanwhile, ranks second among Magic players in both per-game scoring (18) and rebounding (6.9).
With or without these two wings, Orlando takes on the Bulls Monday night at 8:00 PM Eastern.