Hornets at Magic
7 p.m., Amway Center
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610
Matchup to Watch
Bismack Biyombo vs. Nik Vucevic: Vucevic is a versatile scorer-rebounder, so Biyombo has a major challenge containing him without getting in foul trouble.
• The Hornets have already lost to the Magic twice this season in Charlotte, having blown a 23-point lead in the first of those games.
• The Magic is considerably better on the road than at home. They have a 9-12 record away from Orlando and were 4-10 at home going into Friday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets.
• The Magic is a dangerous team from 3-point range, making 38 percent from the arc.
• The Hornets are 2-6 in the second game of back-to-back sets this season.
Did you know?
The Magic is particularly balanced offensively. Orlando has already had 15 games this season with five or more players scoring in double figures.
|Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg||Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg|
|G, K. Walker||17.7||3.8||G, E. Payton||6.6||3.3|
|G, G. Henderson||8.5||2.4||G, V. Oladipo||14.5||3.8|
|F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist||9.1||5.5||F, T. Harris||18.5||7.0|
|F, C. Zeller||7.6||5.2||F, K. O’Quinn||8.1||4.7|
|C, B. Biyombo||3.4||5.2||C, N. Vucevic||18.1||11.3|