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Following a six-game road trip, Magic look to split the series with the Thunder at home.

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Who: Orlando Magic (21-23) vs Oklahoma City Thunder (25-19)

When: Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Where: Amway Center - Orlando, Fl

TV: Fox Sports Florida

Line: Magic -1.5, O/U 209.5

Injuries: Orlando - D.J. Augustin (out), Jonathan Isaac (out), Al-Farouq Aminu (out); Oklahoma City - Andre Robertson (out), Terrance Ferguson (out), Justin Patton (out), Abdel Nader (out), Kevin Hervey (out).

Storyline: Following a six-game road trip where the Magic broke perfectly even, they’ll get a chance to avenge their 102-94 loss against these Thunder back on November 5th at home. Like the Magic, the Thunder have won three of their last three games and sit in the seventh position in their respective conference.

The Thunder will be without at least five players, with Steven Adams and Nerlens Noel listed as game time decisions. Adams has been warming up and looks like he’ll at least try to go tonight. If they cannot, the Magic will look to dominate Mike Muscala with some early post-touches for Nikola Vucevic.

One of the most interesting matchups of the night will be Magic starting point guard Markelle Fultz who should get a pretty good test against Chris Paul and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. Without DJ Augustin for the fifth consecutive game, more of the offensive load should fall on Fultz’s shoulders. Let’s see how he responds.