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Game Preview: Orlando Magic @ Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers look to continue their two-game winning streak as they play the rising young Orlando Magic (6-7) at The Q. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. Eastern.

The Cavs are looking to stay perfect at home and go 3-0 on this home stand before heading out on the road Wednesday night in Toronto.

Per, the Cavs have outrebounded their opponent 11 times and have a +6.2 (46.9-40.7) edge on the glass this season (2nd-best diff. in NBA). Over the last two contests, Cleveland has outrebounded their opponent by 17.0 rebounds per game (47.0 to 30.0).


The Cavs have won 10 straight games over the Magic, their longest current winning streak over an opponent.

Cleveland has also won the last five contests against Orlando at home, which includes a 106-74 win in their only contest at The Q in 2014-15. The 32-point win was the Cavs’ biggest ever against the Magic as they managed to shoot 42-81 (.519) from the field and dish out 30 assists. Defensively that night, the Cavs had 14 steals and nine blocks, while scoring 25 points off of 18 turnovers and holding the Magic to just 29-80 (.363) shooting from the field.

In their 10 straight wins over Orlando, the Cavs have outscored the Magic by an average of 14.1 points (107.1 to 93.0). Cleveland has also dished out 24.0 assists to only 11.6 turnovers during that stretch.

Orlando Magic starters:

PG: Elfrid Payton
SG: Victor Oladipo
SF: Evan Fournier (don’t google his last name)
PF: Tobias Harris
C: Nikola Vućević

Injuries: C.J. Watson (Sore Left Calf, OUT)

Cleveland Cavaliers starters:

PG: Matthew Dellavedova
SG: J.R. Smith
SF: LeBron James
PF: Kevin Love
C: Tristan Thompson

Injuries: Iman Shumpert (Ruptured Extensor Carpi Ulnaris, OUT), Kyrie Irving (Fractured Left Knee Cap, OUT), Mo Williams (Right Lower Leg Soreness, OUT) and Timofey Mozgov (Right Shoulder Strain, OUT)

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