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Magic at Lakers: Orlando takes on another rebuilding squad

Friday in Hollywood, Orlando ends a stretch of five straight games against teams at or below .500.

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The Orlando Magic continue their four-game roadtrip Friday in Hollywood as they take on the bottom-feeding Los Angeles Lakers.

Tipoff between Orlando and L.A. is set for 10:30 PM. Fox Sports Florida and ESPN 580 AM will offer live coverage in the Orlando market.

Orlando's last time out: The Magic opened this roadtrip by dropping their fourth straight game Wednesday against the Denver Nuggets, 93-90, despite Nikola Vucevic's 20 point, 11-rebound effort. Evan Fournier scored 14 off the bench in his return to Denver, with which club he spent the first two seasons of his career. The Nuggets owned the boards, 47-42, and led by as much as 11 in the victory, with Ty Lawson's 23 points leading the way.

L.A.'s last time out: The Lakers fell the the Los Angeles Clippers, their crosstown rivals, by a 114-89 final Wednesday. Six Lakers reached double-figures, but none scored more than 14. Kobe Bryant missed 10 of his 12 shots and finished with four points and seven turnovers. The Lakers yielded 12 three-pointers and forced only six turnovers as the Clippers put on a clinic.

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Last season: The rebuilding teams split the two-game season series, with each club prevailing on its home floor. On March 23rd, the Magic fell by a 103-94 final despite a 21-point, 10-assist outing from Victor Oladipo. Jordan Hill scored 28 points with 13 rebounds in one of his finest performances as a pro, while Nick Young added 26 points in 31 reserve minutes.

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