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Orlando Magic Host James Harden, Houston Rockets

February 28th, 2013 at 1:43 PM
By Josh McKinney

Following a 125-101 beat down at the hands of the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday, the Orlando Magic remain home as they host the Houston Rockets on Friday at the Amway Center.

'Harden' photo (c) 2011, GAMEFACE-PHOTOS - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

In a 110-107 victory over former Magic guard J.J. Redick and the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, Houston (31-28) got 25 points and seven assists from All-Star guard James Harden, 20 points from Chandler Parsons, 16 points and 22 rebounds from Omer Asik, 13 points and seven rebounds from Donatas Motiejunas, 12 points from Carlos Delfino and 10 points and seven assists from Jeremy Lin.

In its Wednesday loss, Orlando (16-42) received a game-high 23 points to go with six rebounds from Tobias Harris, while Arron Afflalo tallied 15 points, seven rebounds and six assists, Beno Udrih had 14 points and eight assists, Moe Harkless finished with 12 points and E'Twaun Moore added 11 points.

"Six games in nine nights, that’s the NBA," Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said following Wednesday's defeat. "We talked about in the locker room, now what do you do? How do you prepare yourself? (How do you handle) your off days, your approach, your treatment, your rest, what you’re eating – all of those things are important as do thing for the first time. There are a bunch of guys in that locker room who haven’t played six games in nine nights before. So this is new and the thing is to learn from it so that when it happens, the next time we’re better." 

Friday's game begins at 7:00 pm on FS Florida.

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Tags: Arron Afflalo, Beno Udrih, E'Twaun Moore, Jacque Vaughn, Moe Harkless, NBA, Orlando, Orlando Magic, Tobias Harris

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