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Orlando takes on New York, aims to halt 5-game slide

January 18, 2021 GMT

Orlando Magic (6-7, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. New York Knicks (6-8, ninth in the Eastern Conference)

New York; Monday, 12 p.m. EST

LINE: Knicks -1.5; over/under is 206.5

BOTTOM LINE: Orlando enters the matchup with New York after losing five games in a row.

New York finished 21-45 overall and 11-22 at home in the 2019-20 season. The Knicks averaged 105.8 points per game while shooting 44.7% from the field and 33.7% from behind the arc last season.

Orlando went 33-40 overall and 20-23 in Eastern Conference play a season ago. The Magic averaged 107.3 points per game last season, 45.4 in the paint, 17 off of turnovers and 12 on fast breaks.

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The teams meet Monday for the first time this season.

INJURIES: Knicks: Alec Burks: day to day (ankle), Frank Ntilikina: out (right knee).

Magic: Chuma Okeke: out (knee), Mohamed Bamba: out (health and safety protocols), Markelle Fultz: out for season (knee), Evan Fournier: out (back spasms), Michael Carter-Williams: out (foot), Al-Farouq Aminu: out (knee), Jonathan Isaac: out for season (knee).

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