Magic take on the Knicks on 5-game skid

April 3, 2022 GMT

New York Knicks (34-44, 12th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Orlando Magic (20-58, 15th in the Eastern Conference)

Orlando, Florida; Sunday, 6 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Magic -4.5; over/under is 215.5

BOTTOM LINE: Orlando comes into the matchup against New York as losers of five games in a row.

The Magic are 10-38 in Eastern Conference games. Orlando has a 5-37 record in games decided by 10 points or more.

The Knicks are 19-29 against Eastern Conference opponents. New York is last in the Eastern Conference with 21.6 assists per game led by Julius Randle averaging 5.1.

The teams meet for the fourth time this season. The Magic won 104-98 in the last matchup on Nov. 18.

TOP PERFORMERS: Cole Anthony is shooting 33.8% from beyond the arc with 2.1 made 3-pointers per game for the Magic, while averaging 16.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.8 assists. Franz Wagner is averaging 14.9 points over the last 10 games for Orlando.


Randle is shooting 41.1% and averaging 20.1 points for the Knicks. RJ Barrett is averaging 23.7 points over the last 10 games for New York.

LAST 10 GAMES: Magic: 2-8, averaging 103.8 points, 46.5 rebounds, 25.1 assists, 6.4 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 42.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.3 points per game.

Knicks: 6-4, averaging 109.2 points, 44.2 rebounds, 22.2 assists, 7.3 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 43.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.9 points.

INJURIES: Magic: Wendell Carter Jr.: out (wrist), Jonathan Isaac: out for season (knee), Bol Bol: out (foot), Franz Wagner: day to day (ankle), Jalen Suggs: out (ankle), Cole Anthony: day to day (toe), Admiral Schofield: day to day (knee).

Knicks: Miles McBride: day to day (knee), Nerlens Noel: out (foot), Quentin Grimes: day to day (knee), Derrick Rose: out (ankle), Cam Reddish: out for season (shoulder), Julius Randle: out (quad).


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