NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Saturday, November 29th (All times eastern)
Indiana Pacers (6-9) at Orlando Magic (12-4), 7:00 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The red-hot Orlando Magic return to central Florida after a productive two-game road trip on Saturday when they welcome the Indiana Pacers to Amway Arena.
The dominant Dwight Howard scored 26 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead the Magic in a 105-90 victory over the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center on Thanksgiving.
Hedo Turkoglu added 20 points and hauled in 10 boards for the Magic, who also beat Philadelphia on their short trek and have won three straight games and eight of nine overall. Rashard Lewis and Mickael Pietrus gave 17 points each in the win.
On the injury front for Orlando, point guard Jameer Nelson will miss his third straight game with a strained right hip flexor.
Indiana has lost four of five games and is coming off a 115-108 overtime loss to the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday at Conseco Fieldhouse.
Danny Granger scored a season-high 35 points on 14-of-21 shooting for Indiana, which got 20 points apiece from T.J. Ford and Marquis Daniels. Ford also chipped in eight rebounds and six assists in defeat.
The Magic earned a hard-fought 100-98 overtime victory over the Pacers in Indianapolis on November 21 and have won three straight and four of their last five games versus the Pacers.
Indiana has won six of 10 games at Orlando.
11/29 10:25:24 ET