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Magic vs. Spurs: Defending champs visit Orlando

The Magic host the Spurs on Wednesday to wrap a five-game homestand.

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The Orlando Magic wrap a five-game homestand Wednesday as the defending champion San Antonio Spurs pay them a visit at Amway Center.

Tipoff between Orlando and San Antonio is set for 7:00 PM Eastern. Fox Sports Florida and ESPN 580 AM will offer live coverage in the Orlando market.

Orlando's last time out: The Magic simply couldn't hang with the Detroit Pistons on Friday, falling by a 111-97 final. The Pistons broke the game open in the third quarter, tacking 10 points onto their one-point halfime edge. Reggie Jackson torched Orlando with a 26-point, 11-rebound, 10-assist triple-double, while Tayshaun Prince turned back the clock by scoring 23 points in 27 minutes off the bench. Elfrid Payton scored 14 points with 13 dimes for the Magic, and Tobias Harris led the team with 21.

San Antonio's last time out: The Spurs won their fourth straight game Tuesday, 95-81, over the Miami Heat in a rematch of the last two NBA Finals series, albeit one which has lost a bit of its luster due to LeBron James' subsequent return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. San Antonio limited the host Heat to 40.5 percent shooting from the floor and held a 38-33 advantage on the glass, keying the victory. Kawhi Leonard paced the defending champs with 22 points.

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The last meeting: An embattled Magic team which had lost nine straight games and faced rumors about its coach's pending dismissal put up a great fight in San Antonio, but ultimately fell, 110-103. Harris and Nik Vucevic combined to score an efficient 48 points for Orlando, but offense wasn't its problem: stopping the Spurs' long-ball was: San Antonio canned 14 triples, with four different players sinking at least three treys. And as ever, Tim Duncan anchored it all, with 26 points and 10 rebounds.

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