Coming off their second worst defeat of the season, the Orlando Magic look to turn things back in the right direction in Charlotte against the Hornets.
After a successful 4-1 road trip, the Magic came home for a short pitstop on Wednesday night against the Boston Celtics, but looked flat on both ends of the floor. After playing a high paced game the night before in Washington, and in midst of a stretch of eight games in 12 nights, including four in five nights, the Magic clearly did not have the legs to keep up with the Celtics, who ramped up the energy and pressure in the second half. The Magic defense has seen some slippage the last two games after turning things on over the past few weeks, and will need to return to their high level if they want to notch a good divisional win against the Hornets.
Game time is set for 7:00 PM Eastern at Time Warner Cable Arena. The game can be see on FoxSports Florida, and heard on ESPN580 Orlando.
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|Orlando Magic||Charlotte Hornets|
|D.J. Augustin||Kemba Walker|
|Evan Fournier||Nicolas Batum|
|Aaron Gordon||Michael Kidd-Gilchrist|
|Serge Ibaka||Marvin Williams|
|Bismack Biyombo||Cody Zeller|