The Hornets have won 10 of their last 12 games to move nine games over .500. They were a season-high 10 games over .500 (17-7) on December 12.
New Orleans is percentage points behind Boston for fifth place in the Eastern Conference, 4 1/2 games behind first-place Detroit. Orlando is 4 1/2 games behind the Hornets and had a one-half game lead over eighth-place Milwaukee.
New Orleans has split four games following an eight-game winning streak and improved to 2-1 on its road trip with an 87-83 victory at Miami on Friday.
New Orleans have won six of their last seven games away from home and are 15-19 on the road this season.
Orlando opened a four-game homestand with a 111-108 loss to the Utah Jazz on Wednesday.
Orlando has lost two of its last three games at TD Waterhouse Centre and is 20-13 here this season.
The Hornets have split two meetings with the Magic this season, with each team winning at home. New Orleans has won four of the last five regular-season meetings with Orlando and eight of the last 13.