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Game 36: Magic at Hornets GameThread

The Magic head to the Queen City to take on the Hornets on the second night of a back-to-back

NBA: Charlotte Hornets at Orlando Magic Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Some minor adjustments to Orlando’s rotation helped produce a couple wins for the Magic against two of the top eight teams in the Eastern Conference this past weekend.

The Magic are now set to embark on a ten-day, six-game road trip that begins tonight in Charlotte against Steve Clifford’s former team. Clifford spent five years coaching the Charlotte Hornets from 2013 to 2018.

Who: Orlando Magic (16-19) at Charlotte Hornets (17-18)
When: Monday, January 31st, 6:00 PM EST
Where: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC
Line: Charlotte -7.5, O/U: 210.5
Injuries: Orlando - D.J. Augustin (questionable, ankle), Jonathon Simmons (questionable, ankle)

Orlando Charlotte
Pace: 97.0 (26th) Pace: 99.5 (15th)
ORtg: 106.0 (27th) ORtg: 112.3 (9th)
DRtg: 109.6 (13th) DRtg: 110.3 (17th)
Projected Starters:
PG - D.J. Augustin (GTD)
or Jerian Grant
PG - Kemba Walker
SG - Evan Fournier SG - Jeremy Lamb
F - Aaron Gordon SF - Nicolas Batum
PF - Jonathan Isaac PF - Marvin Williams
C - Nikola Vucevic C - Cody Zeller

Please check out our preview of tonight’s Magic/Hornets game here.

For some perspective from the other side, visit our friends over at the Hornets community At the Hive.

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