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The Magic take on the shorthanded Grizzlies, looking to gain ground in the playoff race

NBA: Orlando Magic at Memphis Grizzlies Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Who: Orlando Magic (34-38) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (29-42)

When: Friday at 7 p.m. EST

Where: Amway Center - Orlando, Florida

TV: Fox Sports Florida, NBA League Pass

Line: Magic -9.5, Over/Under 206.5

Storyline: The Magic, trailing the Heat for the eighth spot by 1.5 games, look to extend their winning streak to four games. The Grizzlies, who have gone 6-5 since the All-Star break (including a win over Orlando), will be without just about everyone.

Injuries: Orlando - Mo Bamba (out), Markelle Fultz (out), Isaiah Briscoe (out); Memphis - Mike Conley (out), Avery Bradley (out), Jaren Jackson Jr. (out), C.J. Miles (out), Joakim Noah (questionable), Dillon Brooks (out), Kyle Anderson (out)

PROJECTED STARTERS:

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

Memphis - Delon Wright, Justin Holiday, Bruno Caboclo, Chandler Parsons, Jonas Valanciunas

For a preview of Friday’s Magic/Grizzlies game, click here.

For some pregame reading material, we asked 10 Questions for the Magic’s Final 10 Games, and our Garrett Townsend did the latest installment of the OPP Orlando Magic Mailbag.

For some perspective from the other side, visit our friends at the Grizzlies community Grizzly Bear Blues.

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