Who: Orlando Magic (31-38) vs Cleveland Cavaliers (17-51)
When: Thursday at 7 p.m. EST
Where: Amway Center - Orlando, Florida
TV: Fox Sports Florida, NBA League Pass
Line: Magic -8, Over/Under 211.5
Storyline: The Magic, two games behind the Heat for the eighth spot after dropping four of their last five games, start a five-game homestand where anything less than a 4-1 record would be considered a disappointment. The Magic simply have to win this game.
Injuries: Orlando - Isaiah Briscoe (out), Mo Bamba (out), Markelle Fultz (out); Cleveland - Tristan Thompson (out), Matthew Dellavedova (out), Larry Nance Jr. (out)
Orlando - D.J. Augustin, Evan Fournier, Jonathan Isaac, Aaron Gordon, Nikola Vucevic
Cleveland - Collin Sexton, Brandon Knight, Cedi Osman, Kevin Love, Ante Zizic
For a preview of Thursday’s Magic/Cavs game by our Preston Ellis, click here.
For some pregame reading material, check out our Garrett Townsend’s story on the Magic, the Wizards and the other teams involved in the battle for the eighth spot in the East. Also be sure to listen to the latest episode of the “Heart & Hustle” podcast, as longtime Magic executive Pat Williams joins the guys.
For some perspective from the other side, visi our friends at the Cavs community Fear the Sword.
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