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The suddenly surging Magic look for a fourth straight win

San Antonio Spurs v Orlando Magic Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Who: Orlando Magic (27-32) at San Antonio Spurs (24-33)

When: Saturday at 8:30 p.m.

Where: AT&T Center - San Antonio, Texas

TV: Fox Sports Florida

Line: Spurs -3.5, O/U 220.5

Injuries: Orlando - Jonathan Isaac (out), Al-Farouq Aminu (out); San Antonio - LaMarcus Aldridge (questionable)

Storyline: The Magic, coming off their best offensive outing of the season, are seeking their fourth straight win. To earn it they’ll have to get the victory in the second night of a back-to-back while facing a Spurs team currently in the unfamiliar territory of being on the outside of the West’s top eight. The Spurs sit three games behind the Grizzlies for the eighth spot, and their streak of 22 straight playoff appearances, which ties an NBA record, is in jeopardy. The Spurs, who have lost seven of their last nine, enter with the league’s seventh worst defensive rating (112.5). They’ll look to contain a surging and suddenly highly efficient playmaker in Aaron Gordon, and a Magic team that over its last six games (5-1 record) has posted the league’s second best offensive rating (118.3), trailing only the Rockets (121.5).

For some pregame reading material, read our Aaron Goldstone’s story about how the Magic scored a season-high 136 points in their win over the Wolves.

For some perspective from the other side, visit our friends at the Spurs community Pounding the Rock.

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