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Win and in....

NBA: Boston Celtics at Orlando Magic Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Who: Orlando Magic (40-40) at Boston Celtics (48-32)

When: Sunday at 7:30 p.m. EST

Where: TD Garden - Boston, Massachusetts

TV: Fox Sports Florida, NBA League Pass

Line: Celtics -4.5, Over/Under 217

Injuries: Orlando - Mo Bamba (out), Markelle Fultz (out), Isaiah Briscoe (out); Boston - Terry Rozier (questionable). Also keep in mind, if the Pacers lose to the Nets to clinch home court for the Celtics, Brad Stevens could elect to rest many players.

Storyline: Earlier on Sunday, the Heat lost to the Raptors, but the Hornets beat the Pistons. That means the Magic will have to take matters into their own hands. With a win over the Celtics, they clinch their first playoff spot since 2012.

Boston Orlando
Offensive Rating: 111.3 (10th) Offensive Rating: 107.8 (22nd)
Defensive Rating: 106.9 (5th) Defensive Rating: 107.4 (8th)
Pace: 100.4 (16th) Pace: 98.7 (23rd)
Projected Starters:
PG - Kyrie Irving PG - D.J. Augustin
SG - Marcus Smart SG - Evan Fournier
F - Jayson Tatum F - Jonathan Isaac
PF - Aron Baynes F - Aaron Gordon
C - Al Horford C - Nikola Vucevic

For our preview of Sunday’s Magic/Celtics game, click here.

For some perspective from the other side, visit our friends at Celtics Blog.

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