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Magic @ Sixers April 11th Game Thread / Andre Iguodala out

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Orlando Magic (50-30)

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Philadelphia 76ers (41-39)

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TV: CSN

Tip Time: 7:00 EST

Location: Wells Fargo Center

Vegas Line: 2 (Sixers)

Previous Meetings: W 97-89, L 98-99, L 95-99

Mortal Enemies of the Night: Orlando Pinstriped Post

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Lineup Notes:

  • Andre Iguodala is out tonight, as is Louis Williams.Evan Turner will start in Iguodala's place.
  • Dwight Howard will be returning after his one game suspension.
Probably Starters:
PG: Jrue Holiday vs Jameer Nelson
SG: Jodie Meeks vs Jason Richardson
SF: Hedo Turkoglu vs Evan Turner
PF: Brandon Bass vs Elton Brand
C: Dwight Howard vs Spencer Hawes

Playoff implications:
  • The Sixers magic number to be eliminated from the 6th spot is 1 game. New York is off tonight, and hosts Chicago tomorrow, closing out the season with the Celtics at the Garden.
  • Orlando is locked into the 4th seed in the East.
Streaks:
  • Orlando is 6-4 in their last 10, winning at Cleveland and the Knicks, followed by home wins against the Nets, Bobcats, and Bucks, then most recently a road win against the Bobcats.
  • The Sixers are 5-5 in their last 10, with home wins against Toronto, New jersey, Houston, and Atlanta, and a road victory at Chicago.
    • Jrue Holiday is averaging 15.6 points and 7.6 assists during that span.
    • Iguodala at 13.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, 5.3 assists on 41.8% from the field.
    • Thaddeus Young is leading the team with a 16.7 ppg average in only 28 minutes per night, on 54.8% from the field.
    • Evan Turner is shooting 51.1% from the field, albeit in only 16 minutes of game time.
Rankings:
  • Orlando: 14th in offensive rating, 3rd in defensive rating
  • Philadelphia: 17th in offensive rating, 9th in defensive rating

Prediction: Sixers 93, Magic 99