Preview: Magic try to keep pace in hunt for a playoff spot against visiting Grizzlies
TV: FOX Sports Florida
TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m.
Memphis Grizzlies (29-42, 13th in the Western Conference) vs. Orlando Magic (34-38, ninth in the Eastern Conference)
Orlando hosts Memphis looking to continue its five-game home winning streak.
The Magic have gone 21-16 in home games. Orlando is 30-18 in games when they score more than 100 points.
The Grizzlies are 10-25 on the road. Memphis is the top team in the Western Conference giving up only 104.9 points per game and holding opponents to 44.8 percent shooting. The Grizzlies won 105-97 in the last matchup between these two teams on March 10. Mike Conley led Memphis with 26 points and Nikola Vucevic led Orlando with 26 points.
Vucevic is shooting 52 percent and averaging 20.6 points. D.J. Augustin is shooting 46.9 percent and averaging 12.5 points over the last 10 games for Orlando.
Conley leads the Grizzlies averaging 2.2 made 3-pointers while scoring 20.9 points per game and shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc. Jonas Valanciunas is shooting 58.0 percent and has averaged 18.8 points over the last 10 games for Memphis.
LAST 10 GAMES
Grizzlies: 6-4, averaging 112.7 points, 44.5 rebounds, 25.6 assists, seven steals and five blocks per game while shooting 47.0 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.8 points on 43.6 percent shooting.
Magic: 6-4, averaging 105.7 points, 49.9 rebounds, 25.1 assists, 6.7 steals and five blocks per game while shooting 44.0 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 101.8 points on 44.0 percent shooting.
Grizzlies Injuries: C.J. Miles: out (foot), Avery Bradley: out (knee/wrist), Dillon Brooks: out for season (toe), Jaren Jackson Jr.: out (right quad soreness), Kyle Anderson: out (right shoulder soreness), Mike Conley: day to day (general soreness).