Portland faces Orlando on 9-game losing streak

Portland Trail Blazers (19-55, 14th in the Western Conference) vs. Orlando Magic (43-31, fifth in the Eastern Conference)

Orlando, Florida; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Portland heads into the matchup with Orlando as losers of nine in a row.

The Magic are 26-12 in home games. Orlando ranks third in the league giving up only 108.3 points per game while holding opponents to 47.2% shooting.

The Trail Blazers are 8-28 on the road. Portland gives up 116.2 points to opponents while being outscored by 9.0 points per game.

The Magic's 11.1 made 3-pointers per game this season are only 0.7 fewer made shots on average than the 11.8 per game the Trail Blazers allow. The Trail Blazers' 44.3% shooting percentage from the field this season is 2.9 percentage points lower than the Magic have allowed to their opponents (47.2%).

The teams play for the second time this season. In the last matchup on Oct. 28 the Magic won 102-97 led by 23 points from Franz Wagner, while Shaedon Sharpe scored 24 points for the Trail Blazers.

TOP PERFORMERS: Wagner is shooting 47.8% and averaging 19.5 points for the Magic. Paolo Banchero is averaging 19.2 points over the last 10 games.

Deandre Ayton is averaging 15.8 points and 11 rebounds for the Trail Blazers. Dalano Banton is averaging 18.1 points over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Magic: 6-4, averaging 108.3 points, 40.8 rebounds, 25.9 assists, 8.2 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 48.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 101.2 points per game.

Trail Blazers: 1-9, averaging 102.4 points, 41.7 rebounds, 23.3 assists, 6.9 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 45.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.0 points.

INJURIES: Magic: Jonathan Isaac: day to day (hamstring), Gary Harris: day to day (plantar fascia).

Trail Blazers: Anfernee Simons: day to day (knee), Justin Minaya: day to day (back), Malcolm Brogdon: out (elbow), Jerami Grant: day to day (hamstring), Toumani Camara: out for season (rib), Shaedon Sharpe: day to day (abdomen), Robert Williams III: out for season (knee).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.