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Game 49: Magic vs. Wizards GameThread

With a win, the struggling Magic would jump ahead of the Wizards in the playoff race

NBA: Washington Wizards at Orlando Magic Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Who: Orlando Magic vs. Washington Wizards

When: Friday at 7 p.m. EST

Where: Amway Center - Orlando, Florida

TV: Fox Sports Florida, NBA League Pass

Line: Magic -3.5, Over/Under 218.5

Injuries: Orlando - Isaiah Briscoe (out - ankle); Washington - John Wall (out - knee), Dwight Howard (out - back), Markieff Morris (out - neck)

Storyline: The Magic, who have lost four of five games, take on a Wizards team that has won seven of their last 11 games (all without John Wall) and sits a half game ahead of Orlando in the playoff race

Projected Starters:

Orlando - D.J. Augustin, Evan Fournier, Aaron Gordon, Jonathan Isaac, Nikola Vucevic

Washington - Tomas Santoransky, Bradley Beal, Trevor Ariza, Jeff Green, Thomas Bryant

Check out our preview of Friday’s Magic/Wizards game here.

For pre-game reading material, check out our Garrett Townsend’s story on how the Magic may benefit from playing more up-tempo.

Get some perspective from the other side by visiting our friends at the Wizards community Bullets Forever.

And as always, join the conversation below...