Tonight is Game Day 22 for Orlando in Philadelphia as the Magic take on the 76ers. Orlando are seeking to break a 6 game losing streak against a Philadelphia side who are surprisingly having their own struggles.
The tip time is shown on the Orlando Magic website as being 12:00 midnight here in the UK (7pm Eastern for our friends in Orlando).
Game Day 22 For Orlando In Philadelphia – The Matchup
Saturday 27th – Orlando Magic 92 Cleveland Cavaliers 105
Magic top performer – Wendell Carter Jr with 19 points, 11 rebounds, 1 assist.
Saturday 27th – Minnesota Timberwolves 121 Philadelphia 76ers 120 – double OT loss.
76ers top performer – Joel Embiid with 42 points, 14 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks, 1 steal
Orlando’s record – 4 wins 17 losses – last in the Eastern Conference. They have now lost 6 games consecutively and won only 1 of the last 10 played. Home record – 1 win of 9 games played. Road record 3 wins of 12 played. Points Per Game – score 99.8 whilst conceding 110.9.
Philadelphia’s record – 10 wins 10 losses – 11th in the Eastern Conference. They have lost 2 games consecutively and won only 2 of the last 10 played. Home record – 4 wins of 9 games played. Points Per Game – score 107.8 whilst conceding 110.9.
Head-To-Head – The Philadelphia 76ers
The Magic lead the all time head-to-head regular season matchup by 79-42 in 121 games played.
Last season the Magic were swept 3-0, taking the 76ers to a 4 game winning streak. Orlando have not won a fixture in Philadelphia since December 2016.
In the playoffs it is 5-5, Philly taking the 1999 series 3-1, Orlando the 2009 series 4-2. Both series were first round match ups.
Our Opponents – The Philadelphia 76ers
Injury News – Shake Milton is questionable with a groin injury, whilst Ben Simmons is out for “personal reasons”.
Starting Lineup – Tyrese Maxey (PG), Seth Curry (SG), Tobias Harris (PF), Matisse Thybulle (SF), Joel Embiid (C)
From The Bench – Georges Niang, Danny Green, Furkan Korkmaz, Andre Drummond, Isaiah Joe
Coached by Doc Rivers
The Orlando Magic Injury Report
ESPN is showing:
Cole Anthony remains out with an ankle injury.
Terrence Ross is listed as day-to-day with back spasms and is questionable to play tonight.
Mo Bamba is questionable with back spasms.
E’Twaun Moore remains out with a sprained left knee.
Michael Carter-Williams is out after surgery to remove a bone fragment and repair his left ankle ligament.
Jonathan Isaac continues to be out as he rehabilitates from a left knee ACL injury that saw him miss all of last season. He is said to be making great and steady progress, but is not yet cleared for contact.
Markelle Fultz is still out after last season’s left knee ACL tear and subsequent surgery. He is taking part in more training activities, including contact work.
The Magic Lineup On Game Day 22 For Orlando In Philadelphia
Coach Mosely will have game time decisions to make on several players from the injury report. If deemed fit then the below is likely to change.
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Final Thoughts On Game Day 22 For Orlando In Philadelphia
Orlando must limit live ball turnovers. Matisse Thybulle leads the NBA in steals per game.
To contain Philadelphia’s scoring will require commanding the rebound. Andre Drummond is tied 5th in the NBA for total offensive rebounds.
Avoid unnecessary fouls on the 76ers. Seth Curry has hit 91.3% of his free throws. Joel Embiid has shot a total of 98 times from the line.
Let’s Go Magic!