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Both teams are battling for playoff positioning

NBA: Indiana Pacers at Orlando Magic Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Who: Orlando Magic (37-39) at Indiana Pacers (45-31)

When: Saturday at 7 p.m. EST

Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse - Indiana, Indianapolis

TV: Fox Sports Florida alternate channel, check your local listings

Line: Pacers -2.5, Over/Under 205.5

Storyline: The Magic, after having their six-game winning streak snapped, look to gain some ground at the bottom of the Eastern playoff race. The Pacers, coming off a last second loss to the Celtics, are fighting for home court advantage in the first round. Reason being? They are 28-9 at home this season. One of those losses, though, was against the Orlando Magic.

Injuries: Orlando - Mo Bamba (out), Markelle Fultz (out), Isaiah Briscoe (out); Indiana - Victor Oladipo (out)

PROJECTED STARTERS:

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

Indiana: Darren Collison, Wesley Matthews, Bojan Bogdanovic, Thaddeus Young, Myles Turner

For a preview of Saturday’s Magic/Pacers game, click here.

For some pregame reading material, check out Garrett Townsend’s story breaking down the Magic’s battle for the eighth seed.

For some perspective from the other side, visit our friends at the Pacers community Indy Cornrows.

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