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Jokic and the Nuggets take on the Magic

February 13, 2022 GMT

Orlando Magic (13-45, 14th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Denver Nuggets (31-25, sixth in the Western Conference)

Denver; Monday, 9 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets host the Orlando Magic. Jokic currently ranks seventh in the league scoring 25.8 points per game.

The Nuggets have gone 15-10 at home. Denver ranks sixth in the Western Conference in team defense, allowing just 107.6 points while holding opponents to 46.5% shooting.

The Magic are 8-25 on the road. Orlando is 4-29 in games decided by at least 10 points.

The teams play for the second time this season. In the last matchup on Dec. 2 the Magic won 108-103 led by 24 points from Cole Anthony, while Monte Morris scored 22 points for the Nuggets.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jokic is averaging 25.8 points, 13.7 rebounds and 7.9 assists for the Nuggets. Will Barton is averaging 2.2 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Denver.

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Anthony is scoring 17.8 points per game with 5.8 rebounds and 6.0 assists for the Magic. Franz Wagner is averaging 15.9 points and 3.6 rebounds while shooting 52.1% over the last 10 games for Orlando.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nuggets: 6-4, averaging 116.8 points, 45.7 rebounds, 28.7 assists, 7.0 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 49.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.0 points per game.

Magic: 4-6, averaging 108.0 points, 42.6 rebounds, 27.1 assists, 6.6 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 45.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.8 points.

INJURIES: Nuggets: Monte Morris: out (concussion protocol), Vlatko Cancar: out (foot), Michael Porter Jr.: out for season (back), Zeke Nnaji: day to day (hamstring), Jamal Murray: out (knee).

Magic: Jonathan Isaac: out (knee), Bol Bol: out (foot), R.J. Hampton: out (knee), Markelle Fultz: out (knee), Moritz Wagner: out (rib).

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