The Magic are seeking to string consecutive wins together for just the second time since November. The Grizzlies come into Orlando with their longest losing streak in nearly a decade.
Add it all up, and mix in the fact that Marc Gasol likely won't play for "rest" purposes, and it makes for a Tankathon Spectacular at its finest.
The Magic, playing in the second night of a back-to-back after defeating the Pistons in overtime on Friday night to snap their own seven-game losing streak, are nearly at full strength after the return of rookie Jonathan Isaac. They'll take on a Grizzlies team that has suffered 12 straight losses, its longest losing streak since 2009.
Adding to the likelihood that their streak will reach 13 games is the fact that the Grizzlies, already with the fourth worst offensive efficiency in the league at 101.9 points per 100 possessions, are also expected to be without point guard Andrew Harrison and Tyreke Evans.
The Magic won the first game between the two teams back on Nov 1. on a late three by Aaron Gordon in what at the time was a match-up between the top teams in their respective conference. Times have changed and this game now has meaning for very different reasons.
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