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Magic vs. Celtics: Orlando seeks second straight win against Boston

The Magic host the Cs looking to start a new winning streak.

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Sunday night, the Orlando Magic take on the Boston Celtics looking to build upon an impressive victory in their previous outing.

Tipoff between Orlando and Boston 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 stopped a four-game slide Friday over the Sacramento Kings, 119-114, as three players posted double-doubles. Victor Oladipo scored 32 points to lead Orlando, adding 10 assists in the bargain, while the rookie Elfrid Payton added 10 points and 12 dimes of his own. Not to be outdone, Channing Frye posted 22 points--including six three-pointers--and 10 boards in his finest performance since signing with the Magic as a free agent. Orlando withstood huge offensive games from Kings stars Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins: Gay scored 39 with eight rebounds, three assists, three steals, and two blocks, while Cousins added 29 points and 12 rebounds,

Boston's last time out: The Celtics eked past the New Orleans Pelicans by a 104-98 final on Friday for their second straight win. Trade-deadline acquisition Isaiah Thomas continued his tear since becoming a Celtic, scoring an efficient 27 off the bench to lead four Boston players in double-figures. In a losing effort, league MVP candidate Anthony Davis scored 29 with 14 boards and three blocks.

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The last meeting: Orlando just barely managed to top Boston on December 23rd, holding off a fourth-quarter rally to win by a 100-95 count. The game ought to have been in hand: Orlando entered the fourth holding a 25-pont lead, only to watch as Boston mounted a comeback effort so strong the word "furious" doesn't quite do it justice. The Magic's starting frontcourt did the heavy lifting: Kyle O'Quinn and Nik Vučević scored 18 apiece, with O'Quinn grabbing 13 rebounds to Vučević's 12, and Tobias Harris led the club with 19 points of his own.

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