New York faces Orlando, looks to halt 3-game slide

Wed, Feb 14, 2024
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New York faces Orlando, looks to halt 3-game slide

New York Knicks (33-21, fourth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Orlando Magic (29-25, eighth in the Eastern Conference)

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

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Magic -2.5; over/under is 214.5

BOTTOM LINE: New York heads into the matchup with Orlando as losers of three in a row.

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The Magic have gone 19-14 against Eastern Conference opponents. Orlando is 4-7 in games decided by 3 points or fewer.

The Knicks are 22-11 against Eastern Conference opponents. New York scores 114.8 points and has outscored opponents by 5.0 points per game.

The Magic are shooting 47.1% from the field this season, 0.1 percentage points higher than the 47.0% the Knicks allow to opponents. The Knicks are shooting 46.8% from the field, 1.0% lower than the 47.8% the Magic's opponents have shot this season.

The teams square off for the third time this season. The Magic won 98-94 in the last matchup on Jan. 15. Paolo Banchero led the Magic with 20 points, and Miles McBride led the Knicks with 20 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Banchero is averaging 22.8 points, 6.9 rebounds and 5.3 assists for the Magic. Franz Wagner is averaging 22.5 points over the last 10 games for Orlando.

Jalen Brunson is scoring 27.5 points per game and averaging 3.9 rebounds for the Knicks. Donte DiVincenzo is averaging 4.9 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for New York.

LAST 10 GAMES: Magic: 6-4, averaging 112.4 points, 41.3 rebounds, 26.4 assists, 8.3 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 48.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.6 points per game.

Knicks: 6-4, averaging 113.7 points, 45.4 rebounds, 23.1 assists, 6.9 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 47.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.1 points.

INJURIES: Magic: None listed.

Knicks: Mitchell Robinson: out for season (ankle), Isaiah Hartenstein: day to day (achilles), Julius Randle: out (shoulder), Donte DiVincenzo: day to day (hamstring), OG Anunoby: out (elbow).

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

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