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Game 58: Magic vs. Pelicans GameThread

The Magic, two games out of a playoff spot, seek their first four-game winning streak since 2015

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Who: Orlando Magic (25-32) at New Orleans Pelicans (25-32)

Where: Smoothie King Center - New Orleans, Louisiana

When: Tuesday at 8 p.m. EST

TV: Fox Sports Florida, NBA League Pass

Line: Pelicans -4.5, Over/Under 225

Injuries: Orlando - Mo Bamba (out), Markelle Fultz (out); New Orleans - Elfrid Payton (out)

Storyline: The Magic, winners of five of six and seeking their first four-game winning streak since 2015, enter just two games behind the eighth-seeded Detroit Pistons. They face a Pelicans team in the midst of the Anthony Davis saga. How many minutes will their star center play against the Magic?

Orlando New Orleans
Pace: 98.7 (26th) Pace: 102.9 (6th)
ORtg: 106.0 (23rd) ORtg: 112.6 (5th)
DRtg: 108.4 (12th) DRtg: 111.4 (22nd)
Projected Starters:
G - D.J. Augustin G - Jrue Holiday
G - Evan Fournier G - E'Twaun Moore
F - Jonathan Isaac F - Kenrich Williams
F - Aaron Gordon F - Anthony Davis
C - Nikola Vucevic C - Jahlil Okafor

For Preston Ellis’ in-depth preview of Tuesday’s Magic/Pelicans game and the circus in New Orleans, click here.

For some pregame content, check out the latest episode of the “Heart and Hustle” podcast, where Scott Anez, Nick Gryniewicz and Chris Crawford discuss the Magic’s playoff push and many other topics.

For some perspective from the other side, visit our friends at the Pelicans community The Bird Writes. Preston penned their preview for this one as well.

And as always, join the conversation below...