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Eastern Southeast Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
33-25 8-2 W5
33-26 7-3 W1
26-32 5-5 W2
15-43 5-5 L1
9-49 0-10 L12

Top Magic News

  • Magic's Anthony Black: Moves back to bench

    Black isn't in the starting five for Tuesday's game versus the Nets, Dan Savage of the Magic's official site reports.

    Black will be replaced by Gary Harris (calf) in the starting lineup Tuesday. The rookie guard is averaging 3.0 points and 1.2 rebounds in 10.8 minutes across his last five appearances coming off the bench.

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  • Magic's Gary Harris: Rejoins starting lineup

    Harris will start Tuesday's game against Brooklyn, Wendell Epps of Bally Sports Florida reports.

    Harris is averaging 10.0 points, 2.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.3 steals across eight prior starts this season. He is joined by Jalen Suggs in Orlando's starting backcourt Tuesday, while Paolo Banchero (illness) notes Orlando's only high-usage absence.

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  • Magic's Goga Bitadze: Back to bench

    Bitadze won't start Tuesday's game against the Nets.

    Paolo Banchero (illness) remains out for a second straight game, but the Magic are switching up their first five after starting Bitadze and Wendell Carter in the frontcourt during Sunday's loss to Atlanta. Gary Harris and Caleb Houstan are the new additions to the starting lineup, while Bitadze and Anthony Black will operate off the bench.

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  • Magic's Caleb Houstan: Gets starting nod

    Houstan is in the starting five for Tuesday's game versus the Nets, Dan Savage of the Magic's official site reports.

    Houstan will replace Goga Bitdaze (illness) in the starting lineup Tuesday. Houstan is averaging 6.0 points and 1.6 rebounds in 22.0 minutes across his previous five starting appearances.

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  • Magic's Paolo Banchero: Won't play Tuesday

    Banchero (illness) is inactive for Tuesday's game against Brooklyn, Marc J. Spears of ESPN.com reports.

    Banchero will miss his second consecutive game due to an illness, and he also admitted to feeling sickly even when he hit a game-winning shot in Saturday's win over Detroit. Caleb Houstan will slide into the starting lineup, with Banchero's next opportunity to take the court coming Thursday versus Utah.

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  • Magic's Jonathan Isaac: Won't play Tuesday

    Isaac (knee) was present and active during Orlando's morning shootaround, but he said he won't play Tuesday versus the Nets, Dan Savage of the Magic's official site reports.

    Isaac awkwardly fell during Sunday's game against Atlanta and was diagnosed with a left knee strain while an MRI on Monday came back clean. While he'll be sidelined Tuesday, the oft-injured forward said he doesn't expect his current knee injury to be a long-term issue. Isaac's next chance to suit up will come Thursday versus Utah.

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  • Magic's Paolo Banchero: Present at shootaround

    Banchero, who's listed as questionable due to an illness, is present at Orlando's morning shootaround ahead of Tuesday's game against the Nets, Philip Rossman-Reich of OrlandoMagicDaily.com reports.

    Banchero was a late scratch for Sunday's matchup versus the Hawks after nailing a last-second, game-winning shot versus the Pistons on Saturday. He appears to be trending in the right direction ahead of Tuesday's matchup, but his official availability may come down to a game-time decision.

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  • Magic's Gary Harris: Not listed on injury report

    Harris (calf) isn't listed on Orlando's injury report ahead of Tuesday's contest versus the Nets.

    Harris took a seat Sunday against the Hawks, which was the second night of a back-to-back set, due to injury maintenance, but as expected, he'll be back in action Tuesday. Markelle Fultz (knee) came off the bench Sunday in his return from injury, but he'll presumably reclaim a starting spot soon, leaving Harris to operate off the bench.

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  • Magic's Paolo Banchero: Listed as questionable

    Banchero (illness) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Nets.

    Banchero nailed a last-second, game-winning shot versus the Pistons on Saturday but was a late scratch for Sunday's matchup versus the Hawks due to an illness. His participation level during Tuesday's morning shootaround should provide further clarity on Banchero's availability versus Brooklyn.

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  • Magic's Markelle Fultz: Gets limited run in return

    Fultz (knee) recorded three points (1-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four rebounds, one assist and one block across 12 minutes in Sunday's 109-92 loss to the Hawks.

    Before missing the Magic's last three games due to what the team termed as left knee injury maintenance, Fultz had started in each of his previous 10 appearances, but he was eased back into the mix Sunday as a bench player. Though Fultz didn't show any obvious sign of being limited by the injury, the Magic still kept his minutes in check, even as two rotation players (Paolo Banchero and Gary Harris) sat out and another (Jonathan Isaac) exited early. Fultz could see a mild boost in playing time Tuesday against the Nets, though he had been held under 20 minutes in both of his last two starts before the All-Star break.

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  • Magic's Jonathan Isaac: Gets good news on MRI

    Isaac underwent an MRI on Monday that revealed no significant injuries to his left knee/leg Monday, and he's considered questionable for Tuesday's game against the Nets, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    Isaac exited Sunday's game against Atlanta due to a left knee strain, but both his X-rays and MRI have come back clean. It's not yet clear whether he'll be able to suit up Tuesday, but even if he's not available for that contest, he doesn't seem to be at risk of a long-term absence.

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  • Magic's Cole Anthony: Active off bench in Sunday loss

    Anthony contributed 15 points (6-16 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 1-3 FT), three rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal in 30 minutes during Sunday's 109-92 loss to the Hawks.

    Anthony continues to play off the bench even in games where Markelle Fultz isn't starting, as was the case Sunday, but that's a testament to how well Anthony plays with the second unit. He's scored in double digits in six of his last seven appearances off the bench, a span in which he's averaging 11.9 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists per contest.

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  • Magic's Wendell Carter: Posts double-double

    Carter had 18 points (7-12 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-4 FT), 10 rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal across 34 minutes during Sunday's 109-92 loss to Atlanta.

    Carter was tasked with replacing Paolo Banchero at power forward, a move that resulted in Goga Bitadze getting a spot start at center, and Carter performed well, racking up his second consecutive double-double -- and third of the month. Even though he's not going to anchor the team offensively, Carter has been a steady contributor for the Magic since returning to the starting lineup in mid-January, averaging 12.9 points and 6.8 rebounds per game across his last 16 appearances.

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  • Magic's Franz Wagner: Sniffs double-double

    Wagner provided 19 points (7-16 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 3-5 FT), eight rebounds, five assists and one steal over 33 minutes during Sunday's 109-92 loss to Atlanta.

    Wagner ended just two boards shy of recording a double-double Sunday, but it was far from the best performance for the Magic, as they looked completely out of sorts down two starters in Markelle Fultz, who didn't start in his return from a knee injury, and All-Star forward Paolo Banchero, who missed the game due to an illness. Wagner posted a decent stat line, but to be fair, this production was in line with what he's done all year. Wagner is averaging 22.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game in February.

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  • Magic's Jonathan Isaac: Diagnosed with left knee strain

    Isaac has been diagnosed with a left knee strain after exiting Sunday's game against Atlanta. He missed both of his free-throw attempts and recorded one rebound in two minutes before departing.

    Isaac sustained his injury in the first quarter of Sunday's matchup, but he underwent X-rays that came back negative. He'll be re-evaluated when the Magic return to Orlando, and his status for Tuesday's game against the Nets is unclear.

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  • Magic's Jonathan Isaac: Won't return Sunday

    Isaac has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against Atlanta due to an apparent left leg injury, Jason Beede of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

    Isaac fell awkwardly in the first quarter of Sunday's matchup and grabbed his left leg afterward. While he was able to walk to the locker room under his own power, he'll be ineligible to return to the game since he was unable to take his free throws after sustaining his injury. Before departing, he was held scoreless (0-2 FT) with one rebound in two minutes. It's not yet clear whether he'll be available Tuesday against Brooklyn.

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  • Magic's Anthony Black: Starting Sunday

    Black is in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against Atlanta, Jason Beede of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

    Black is set for his 31st start of the season, and he's averaged 5.1 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists in 0.6 steals in 21.3 minutes per game over his previous starts this year. He is joined by Jalen Suggs, Franz Wagner, Wendell Carter and Goga Bitadze in the first unit on a night when Orlando is down Paolo Banchero (illness) and Gary Harris (calf).

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Team Statistical Rankings

PTS/G OPP PTS/G
Team 111.4
(26th)
110.3
(6th)

Injuries

Player Injury
P. Banchero PF Paolo Banchero PF Illness
J. Isaac PF Jonathan Isaac PF Knee

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