Orlando takes on Boston, aims to stop 3-game skid

January 14

Orlando Magic (6-5, fifth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Boston Celtics (7-3, first in the Eastern Conference)

Boston; Friday, 7:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Orlando comes into the matchup with Boston as losers of three in a row.

Boston finished 48-24 overall and went 26-10 at home a season ago. The Celtics averaged 113.7 points per game last season, 18.6 from the free throw line and 37.7 from deep.

Orlando went 33-40 overall and 20-23 in Eastern Conference games a season ago. The Magic averaged 107.3 points per game while shooting 44.4% from the field and 34.3% from 3-point range last season.

The teams match up Friday for the first time this season.

INJURIES: Celtics: Romeo Langford: out (right wrist), Robert Williams III: out (health and safety protocols), Javonte Green: out (health and safety protocols), Semi Ojeleye: out (health and safety protocols), Tristan Thompson: out (health and safety protocols), Grant Williams: out (health and safety protocols), Kemba Walker: out (left knee), Jaylen Brown: day to day (health and safety protocols), Jayson Tatum: out (health and safety protocols).

Magic: Chuma Okeke: out (knee), Markelle Fultz: out for season (knee), Evan Fournier: day to day (back spasms), Michael Carter-Williams: day to day (foot), Al-Farouq Aminu: out (knee), Jonathan Isaac: out for season (knee).

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