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Houston Rockets vs Orlando Magic game time, TV schedule and more

The Magic look to notch another quality win against a tough Rockets team.

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Coming off a win in New York on Monday, the Orlando Magic look to take home another present before Christmas Day against a familiar face. On Wedensday, the Magic will welcome Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets to the Amway Center for their lone visit of the season. The game will also wrap up the season series between the two cross-conference foes.

The Magic could be without the services of point guard Elfrid Payton, who is dealing with an ankle sprain. During the team's shootaround, coach Scott Skiles said Payton will likely play, but it will ultimately come down to the Magic's training staff on if Payton will miss the first game of his career.

Game time is set for 7:00 PM Eastern at Amway Center, with TV coverage being provided by Fox Sports Florida, and radio coverage on ESPN580 Orlando.

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Projected Starters

Houston Rockets Orlando Magic
Patrick Beverley Elfrid Payton
James Harden Evan Fournier
Trevor Ariza Tobias Harris
Clint Capela Channing Frye
Dwight Howard Nikola Vucevic