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Game 53: Magic vs. Thunder GameThread

In the pre-trade deadline finale, the Magic look to win a third straight game

NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Orlando Magic Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Who: Orlando Magic (22-31) at Oklahoma City Thunder (33-19)

When: Tuesday at 8 p.m. EST

Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

TV: Fox Sports Florida, NBA League Pass

Line: Thunder -10, Over/Under 223

Injuries: Orlando - Mo Bamba (out - foot), Jonathon Simmons (questionable - abdomen); Oklahoma City - Abdel Nader (questionable - illness)

Projected Starters:

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

Oklahoma City Thunder - Russell Westbrook, Terrance Ferguson, Paul George, Jerami Grant, Steven Adams

Storyline: The Magic, seeking just their second three-game winning streak of the season, face the Thunder in their final game before Thursday’s 3 p.m. trade deadline. Does their performance in Oklahoma City have any effect on the Magic becoming buyers or sellers?

For our in-depth preview of Tuesday’s Magic/Thunder game, click here.

For some pregame reading material, check out Garrett Townsend’s story on the Magic’s playoff chances amid the looming trade deadline, and Aaron Goldstone’s story on potential trade destinations for Terrence Ross.

For perspective from the other side, visit our friends over at the Thunder community Welcome to Loud City.

And as always, join the conversation below...