NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Friday, November 18th (All times eastern)
Orlando Magic (3-4) at Cleveland Cavaliers (6-2), 7 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Cleveland Cavaliers try for their sixth straight win this evening when they wrap up a two-game homestand against the Orlando Magic at Quicken Loans Arena.
The Cavs' latest win came on Tuesday, as LeBron James poured in 37 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Cleveland past Washington, 114-99.Larry Hughes scored 22 and added eight assists for the red-hot Cavaliers, who have won six of their first eight games of the season.
Cleveland, which will head to Philadelphia after tonight's tilt, is unbeaten in its four games at home this season.
Donyell Marshall added 16 points in the win.
Orlando also enters tonight's tilt on a winning note after Dwight Howard had a double-double with 21 points and 20 rebounds to lead the Magic over the Charlotte Bobcats, 85-77, on Tuesday at TD WaterHouse Centre.
DeShawn Stevenson added 16 points and Steve Francis contributed 13 points and six assists for Orlando, which won for the first time at home in four games.
Jameer Nelson added 13 points off the bench in the win.
Orlando pulled away in the fourth. With the score 67-64, the Magic went on a 12-4 run to make it 79-68 with 5:55 left in the fourth quarter. Charlotte never recovered and Tony Battie's dunk with 3:41 left put Orlando ahead 81-72 en route to the victory.
The Magic, who will return home for four games after tonight's affair, are 2-1 away from home this season.
Cleveland defeated the Magic earlier in the season and has won four straight and six of the last seven meetings. The Cavs have also won two straight and three of their last four in Orlando.
11/18 10:07:56 ET