Magic take on the 76ers on 3-game slide
Philadelphia 76ers (10-9, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. Orlando Magic (5-14, 14th in the Eastern Conference)
Orlando, Florida; Sunday, 6 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Orlando will try to break its three-game skid when the Magic play Philadelphia.
The Magic are 2-9 in conference games. Orlando is 2-2 in one-possession games.
The 76ers have gone 8-7 against Eastern Conference opponents. Philadelphia ranks third in the Eastern Conference shooting 37.4% from deep. Georges Niang paces the 76ers shooting 46.1% from 3-point range.
The teams meet for the second time this season. The 76ers won 107-99 in the last matchup on Nov. 26.
TOP PERFORMERS: Franz Wagner is scoring 19.6 points per game with 4.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists for the Magic. Paolo Banchero is averaging 14.6 points and 5.0 rebounds while shooting 45.9% over the past 10 games for Orlando.
Tyrese Maxey is averaging 22.9 points and 4.4 assists for the 76ers. Joel Embiid is averaging 20.4 points and 6.4 rebounds over the past 10 games for Philadelphia.
LAST 10 GAMES: Magic: 3-7, averaging 109.3 points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks per game while shooting % from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.3 points per game.
76ers: 6-4, averaging 106.7 points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks per game while shooting % from the field. Their opponents have averaged 103.1 points.
INJURIES: Magic: Jonathan Isaac: out (knee), Wendell Carter Jr.: day to day (foot), Cole Anthony: out (oblique), Chuma Okeke: day to day (knee), Markelle Fultz: out (toe).
76ers: Matisse Thybulle: day to day (ankle), Joel Embiid: day to day (foot), Jaden Springer: out (quad), James Harden: out (foot), Tyrese Maxey: out (foot).