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The Magic look to get back to .500 before embarking on a challenging stretch

NBA: Orlando Magic at Cleveland Cavaliers David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Who: Orlando Magic (10-11) at Cleveland Cavaliers (5-15)

When: Friday at 7 p.m.

Where: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse - Cleveland, Ohio

TV: Fox Sports Florida

Line: Magic -4.0, O/U 210.5

Injuries: Orlando - Nikola Vucevic (out), Al-Farouq Aminu (out), Michael Carter-Williams (probable); Cleveland - Kevin Love (questionable), Tristan Thompson (probable)

Storyline: The Vooch-less Magic look to win their fourth straight game and get back to the .500 mark. Their offense has clicked off late, having scored more than 125 points in consecutive games for just the third time in franchise history. They return to Cleveland, where they earned one of their two road wins this season, to face a Cavs team that has lost 10 of 11 games and owns the league’s sixth worse defensive rating at 113.4. It’s a winnable game for the Magic, who will then embark on a stretch where they play at Milwaukee, then at home for the Lakers and Rockets, followed by a four-game Western road trip.

For some pregame reading material, check out our Will Ogburn’s story on if Evan Fournier can save the Vucevic-less Magic.

For some perspective from the other side, visit our friends at the Cavs community Fear the Sword.

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