Orlando faces Charlotte on 3-game win streak

Orlando Magic (35-26, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Charlotte Hornets (15-46, 13th in the Eastern Conference)

Charlotte, North Carolina; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Orlando will attempt to keep its three-game win streak intact when the Magic take on Charlotte.

The Hornets have gone 4-6 against division opponents. Charlotte allows 118.0 points and has been outscored by 10.4 points per game.

The Magic are 6-6 in division play. Orlando has a 5-7 record in games decided by 3 points or fewer.

The Hornets' 12.0 made 3-pointers per game this season are only 0.4 more made shots on average than the 11.6 per game the Magic allow. The Magic average 10.9 made 3-pointers per game this season, 2.6 fewer made shots on average than the 13.5 per game the Hornets allow.

The teams play for the second time this season. The Magic won the last meeting 130-117 on Nov. 26. Cole Anthony scored 30 points to help lead the Magic to the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Miles Bridges is averaging 21.4 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists for the Hornets. Brandon Miller is averaging 16.1 points over the last 10 games for Charlotte.

Paolo Banchero is scoring 22.9 points per game with 6.9 rebounds and 5.2 assists for the Magic. Franz Wagner is averaging 20.1 points and 5.3 rebounds while shooting 53.6% over the past 10 games for Orlando.

LAST 10 GAMES: Hornets: 5-5, averaging 104.4 points, 41.7 rebounds, 25.3 assists, 7.8 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 46.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.7 points per game.

Magic: 8-2, averaging 112.8 points, 43.0 rebounds, 25.6 assists, 8.2 steals and 5.6 blocks per game while shooting 52.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.2 points.

INJURIES: Hornets: LaMelo Ball: out (ankle), Seth Curry: out (ankle), Mark Williams: out (back), Cody Martin: out (ankle), Nick Richards: out (foot).

Magic: None listed.


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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