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Game 9: Magic vs. Rockets GameThread

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Cole Anthony makes his first start as the shorthanded Magic look to improve to 7-2

Cleveland Cavaliers v Orlando Magic Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images

Who: Orlando Magic (6-2) at Houston Rockets (2-4)

When: Friday at 8 p.m.

Where: Toyota Center - Houston, Texas

TV: Fox Sports Florida

Line: Rockets -6.5, Over/Under 221.5

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUPS

Magic: Cole Anthony, Evan Fournier/James Ennis, Dwayne Bacon, Gary Clark, Nikola Vucevic

Rockets: John Wall, James Harden, David Nwaba, P.J. Tucker, Christian Wood

Injuries: Magic - Evan Fournier (questionable), Aaron Gordon (out), Michael Carter-Williams (out), Chuma Okeke (out), Al-Farouq-Aminu (out), Markelle Fultz (out), Jonathan Isaac (out); Rockets - Danuel House (questionable), Ben McLemore (questionable), Kenyon Martin Jr. (questionable), Mason Jones (questionable), Brodric Thomas (out).

For a preview of Friday’s Magic-Rockets game, click here.

For some pregame reading material, check out our story on Cole Anthony getting a sooner-than-expected opportunity to shine.

For some perspective from the Rockets side, visit our friends at The Dream Shake.