Who: San Antonio Spurs at Orlando Magic
When: Friday, November 15th, 7:00 PM EST
Where: Amway Center, Orlando, FL
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Line: Orlando -3, O/U: 209.5
Injuries: Orlando - Jonathan Isaac (OUT)
|109.4 (9th)||Offensive Rating||101.7 (29th)|
|111.2 (22nd)||Defensive Rating||101.4 (4th)|
|102.7 (14th)||Pace||97.7 (30th)|
|Dejounte Murray||G||Markelle Fultz|
|Bryn Forbes||G||Evan Fournier|
|DeMar DeRozan||F||Aaron Gordon|
|Trey Lyles||F||Al-Farouq Aminu|
|LaMarcus Aldridge||C||Nikola Vucevic|
Quotes from Coach Clifford’s Pre-game Conference
“No ‘JI’, everyone else will be good to go. He just rolled it, tweaked it. We’ll know more...look, it can happen. This is why as a coach, you always laugh when people say - you’re up 12 (points) with a minute left, why don’t you take them out - someone could get hurt. Someone could get hurt walking down the hall, it happens all the time. Injuries happen, it’s unfortunate, but that’s why we’re fortunate to have good depth. Hopefully we’ll be able to play well.” ~ Coach Clifford on Jonathan Isaac’s ankle injury. It’s speculated that Isaac rolled his ankle Thursday at a team event unveiling new uniforms.
“We’re in a stretch here, three games in five days. A lot of it is, just film work and emphasis more than it is pounding them. The biggest thing is that your work on things, but you need the right energy level for the games. I think we have good habits, we’ve got a good foundation with that stuff. We have to get back to it tonight. Tonight will not be an easy game to get a lot of deflections to be honest with you.” ~ Coach Clifford when asked about his defense and their ability this season to be disruptive this season (by deflecting the basketball).
“It’s the post defense and the Iso defense. If you look back at...(compared to 7 or 8 years ago)...now, we don’t spend nearly as much time on post defense, catch-and-shoot defense, and ‘iso’ defense. That used to be a lot of your practice time because everybody had post-up games, ‘iso’ games, catch-and-shoot games.” ~ Coach Clifford when I asked him about how different it is to prepare for DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge (who don’t shoot a lot of three-point attempts) compared to other all-star caliber players around the league.
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Jonathan Isaac will not play tonight against San Antonio because he has a sprained ankle. Isaac rolled the ankle during the Magic’s City Edition uniform unveiling event Thursday night, a team official said.— Josh Robbins (@JoshuaBRobbins) November 15, 2019
.@OrlandoMagic F Jonathan Isaac underwent an MRI and it confirmed that his right ankle is sprained. No further word on the severity of the injury. His return will depend on how he responds to therapy.— John Denton (@JohnDenton555) November 15, 2019