Utah faces Orlando on 4-game road skid

Utah Jazz (27-32, 11th in the Western Conference) vs. Orlando Magic (33-26, seventh in the Eastern Conference)

Orlando, Florida; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Utah will try to stop its four-game road skid when the Jazz take on Orlando.

The Magic are 19-8 in home games. Orlando is 17-15 in games decided by 10 points or more.

The Jazz are 9-21 on the road. Utah has a 14-21 record in games decided by at least 10 points.

The Magic are shooting 47.4% from the field this season, 0.9 percentage points lower than the 48.3% the Jazz allow to opponents. The Jazz score 7.4 more points per game (117.7) than the Magic give up to opponents (110.3).

The teams play for the second time this season. The Magic won the last matchup 115-113 on Nov. 3. Paolo Banchero scored 30 points to help lead the Magic to the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Franz Wagner is averaging 20.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists for the Magic. Wendell Carter Jr. is averaging 12.0 points over the last 10 games for Orlando.

Lauri Markkanen is scoring 23.1 points per game and averaging 8.4 rebounds for the Jazz. Keyonte George is averaging 3.0 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Utah.

LAST 10 GAMES: Magic: 7-3, averaging 110.6 points, 41.3 rebounds, 25.2 assists, 8.0 steals and 5.0 blocks per game while shooting 50.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.4 points per game.

Jazz: 3-7, averaging 118.4 points, 46.6 rebounds, 29.5 assists, 7.2 steals and 5.8 blocks per game while shooting 46.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 123.6 points.

INJURIES: Magic: Paolo Banchero: out (illness), Jonathan Isaac: out (knee).

Jazz: None listed.


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

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