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The Magic kick off a Hollywood back-to-back

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Orlando Magic Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Who: Orlando Magic (19-21) at Los Angeles Lakers (33-7)

When: Wednesday at 10:30 p.m.

Where: Staples Center - Los Angeles, California

TV: Fox Sports Florida

Line: Lakers -10, O/U 209.5

Injuries: Orlando - Evan Fournier (questionable), D.J. Augustin (out), Michael Carter-Williams (out), Jonathan Isaac (out), Al-Farouq Aminu (out); Los Angeles - Anthony Davis (out), Rajon Rondo (out)

Storyline: The Magic wrap up the first half of the season with a match-up against one of the league’s best. Their challenging Hollywood back-to-back begins with the Lakers, who are seeking their 10th straight victory. They’ve won the last three without Anthony Davis, who has been out with a bruised tailbone. Stepping up in his absence has been Kyle Kuzma, who is averaging 24.3 points over the last three games, including a 36-point performance over the Thunder when LeBron James was also out due to a cold. Old friend Dwight Howard is coming off a 21-point, 15 rebounds performance and is posting 14.3 points and 11.7 rebounds in Davis’ three game absence. Oh and....

For some pregame reading material, check out Garrett Townsend’s story on whether the Magic should buy or sell as the trade deadline nears.

For some perspective from the other side, visit our friends at the Lakers community Silver Screen & Roll.

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