Sixers vs. Orlando Magic at a Glance
76ers vs. Orlando Magic at a Glance
TEAMS: Orlando Magic (10-19) vs. 76ers (2-23)
WHEN: 6 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: Amway Center
BROADCASTS: TV – Comcast SportsNet, Radio – 97.5 FM
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411 ON THE MAGIC: Former Sixer Nik Vucevic is one of the league's top young post players. The fourth-year veteran is tied for fourth in the NBA in rebounding and has recorded 15 double-doubles.
Vucevic played in 51 games for the Sixers during his rookie campaign in 2011-12 before being traded along with 2012 first-round pick Moe Harkless to the Magic on Aug. 10, 2012.
They aren't the only Magic with ties to the Sixers.
The Sixers selected Elfrid Payton with the 10th overall pick in June, but traded him to Orlando on draft night. Willie Green spent his first seven seasons in Philadelphia. Dewayne Dedman had two 10-day contracts with the Sixers last season. And Pat Williams, the senior vice president for the Magic, spent 12 seasons at the Sixers general manager.
33 Robert Covington F 6-9 11.8 ppg. 3.6 rpg.
12 Luc Mbah a Moute F 6-8 8.9 ppg. 5.1 rpg.
4 Nerlens Noel C 6-11 8.0 ppg. 6.6 rpg.
31 Hollis Thompson G 6-8 7.6 ppg. 3.1 apg.
1 Michael Carter-Williams G 6-6 15.4 ppg. 7.8 apg.
Coach: Brett Brown (Second season, 21-86)
Injury report: Joel Embiid (right foot fracture), Jason Richardon (right foot fracture),Furkan Aldemir (right foot plantar fasciitis).
12 Tobias Harris F 6-9 18.6 ppg. 7.5 rpg.
8 Channing Frye F 6-11 8.3 ppg. 5.3 rpg.
9 Nik Vucevic C 7-0 18.2 ppg. 11.5 rpg.
10 Evan Fournier G 6-7 14.6 ppg. 2.4 apg.
5 Victor Oladipo G 6-4 14.1 ppg. 3.7 apg.
Coach: (Jacque Vaughn, Third season, 53-140)
Injury report: Aaron Gordon (fractured fifth metatarsal, out).
The Magic hold a 68-30 advantage and are 37-10 in games played in Orlando. They won four of last five meetings.
Tuesday: 7:30 p.m. at the AmericanAirlines Center, Sixers vs. Miami Heat
Friday: 10 p.m. at the Moda Center, Sixers vs. Portland Trail Blazers
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