Preview: Nikola Vucevic leads magic with Knicks

Television: FOX Sports Florida

TIME: The pre-game coverage starts at 7 pm

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Orlando Magic (28-33, ninth of the Eastern Conference) vs. New York Knicks (12-48, 15th of the Eastern Conference)

LOWER LINE

Opponents of the Eastern Conference, New York and Orlando, meet at Madison Square Garden.

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The Knicks went 5-24 in home games. New York is 5-29 in games decided by at least 10 points.

The Magic are 20-16 years old in the Eastern Conference. Orlando is last in the NBA with 42.4 points per game. The Magic defeated the Knicks 131-117 at their last meeting on November 18th. Aaron Gordon led Orlando with 31 points and Tim Hardaway Jr. gave 32 points to New York.

GREAT PERFORMANCES

Dennis Smith Jr. draws 43.7% and averages 16.1 points. Kevin Knox earned an average of 14.4 points and 5.4 rebounds in addition, with 33.6% gains in the last 10 games for New York.

Nikola Vucevic shot 52.3% and averaged 20.6 points for the Magic. D.J. Augustin earned an average of 6.1 assists and scored 10.5 points in the last 10 games for Orlando.

LAST 10 GAMES

Magic: 8-2, averaging 114.7 points, 49 rebounds, 27.5 assists, 6.8 interceptions and 6.9 blocks per game, while shooting 47.8% of the field. Their opponents averaged 100.9 points out of 41.6%.

Knicks: 2-8, averaging 103.2 points, 47.1 rebounds, 21.1 assists, 6.3 interceptions and 5.8 blocks per game, while shooting 43.4% of the field. Their opponents averaged 109.5 points on 44.2% of shots.

Knicks Injuries: DeAndre Jordan: out (ankle), Frank Ntilikina: out (groin).

Magic Wounds: Mo Bamba: out (fracture of the left tibia), Markelle Fultz: out (shoulder / wrist), Isaiah Briscoe: out (concussion protocol), Timofey Mozgov: outside (knee).

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