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Second Straight Back-to-Back Pits Orlando Magic Against Philadelphia 76ers and Sacramento Kings

February 26th, 2013 at 1:10 PM
By Josh McKinney

After losing both games of a back-to-back against the Memphis Grizzlies and Cleveland Cavaliers last week, the Orlando Magic prepare for another stretch of two games in two days when they travel to face the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday at the Wells Fargo Center before hosting the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday at the Amway Center.

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Philadelphia (22-32) is receiving 19.2 points per game and 8.7 assists per game from Jrue Holiday, while Thaddeus Young is scoring 14.9 PPG to go with 7.4 rebounds per game, Evan Turner is notching 14.0 PPG and 6.6 RPG, Nick Young is averaging 11.3 PPG, Jason Richardson is tallying 10.5 PPG and Spencer Hawes is scoring 10.0 PPG and pulling down 6.4 RPG.

After matching up with the Heat in Miami on Tuesday, the Kings (19-38) stay in the Sunshine State for a game against Orlando on Wednesday, as double-double machine DeMarcus Cousins (17.3 PPG and 10.0 RPG) and Tyreke Evans (15.3 PPG) lead the Sixers into action. Isaiah Thomas (12.7 PPG), Marcus Thornton (11.9 PPG) and Jason Thompson (10.9 PPG and 6.8 RPG) are also averaging double figures in points.

Of the active players for the Magic (15-41), Arron Afflalo leads the way at 16.8 PPG, while Jameer Nelson is scoring 14.5 PPG to go with 7.4 APG and Nikola Vucevic is averaging 12.3 PPG and 11.4 RPG. Tobias Harris tallied 14 points and six rebounds in his first game with Orlando on Saturday and Beno Udrih tossed in 10 points to go with seven assists.

Both games are slated for 7:00 pm tip offs on FS Florida.

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Tags: Amway Center, Arron Afflalo, Beno Udrih, Jameer Nelson, NBA, Nikola Vucevic, Orlando, Orlando Magic, Tobias Harris, Wells Fargo Center

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