Television: FOX Sports Florida
TIME: The pre-game coverage starts at 7 pm
Orlando Magic (28-33, ninth of the Eastern Conference) vs. New York Knicks (12-48, 15th of the Eastern Conference)
Opponents of the Eastern Conference, New York and Orlando, meet at Madison Square Garden.
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.
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.
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.