Orlando visits Charlotte on 3-game road slide

Orlando Magic (21-59, 15th in Eastern Conference) vs Charlotte Hornets (40-39, 10th in Eastern Conference)

Charlotte, North Carolina; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT

Bottom line: Orlando hits the road against Charlotte to stop its three-game road slide.

The Hornets are 24-25 in Eastern Conference games. Charlotte ranks fifth in the Eastern Conference in rebounding, averaging 44.5 rebounds. Mason Plumley paces the Hornet with 7.8 boards.

The Magic are 2–12 against opponents in the Southeast Division. Orlando is the worst team at the Eastern Conference, averaging only 104.0 points per game while shooting 43.3%.

The teams are playing for the fourth time this season. The Magic won the last meeting 116–109 on Jan 15. Moritz Wagner scored 26 points to help lead Magic to victory.

Top Performer: Miles Bridge averages 20.4 points, 7.1 rebounds and 3.8 assists for the Hornets. LaMelo Ball has averaged 21.5 points in the last 10 games for Charlotte.

Cole is shooting 33.8% beyond the arc for Anthony Magic with 2.0 made 3-pointers per game, while averaging 16.3 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.7 assists. Franz Wagner averages 14.3 points in his last 10 appearances for Orlando.

Last 10 games: Hornets: 6-4, averaging 114.6 points, 41.0 rebounds, 31.5 assists, 7.9 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 48.9% from the field. Their opponents average 116.4 points per game.

Magic: 3-7, averaging 102.4 points, 46.1 rebounds, 24.7 assists, 6.9 steals and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 43.1% from the field. His opponents average 111.0 points.

Injuries: Hornet: None listed.

Magic: Wendell Carter Jr.: Out (Wrist), Jonathan Isaacs: Out for Season (Knee), Bol Bol: Out (Legs), Cole Anthony: Out (Toe), Gary Harris: Out (Individual), Franz Wagner : Day to Day (ankle), Jalen Suggs: Day to Day (ankle), Admiral Scofield: Out (knee).


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