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Saturday, December 23rd (All times eastern)

Orlando Magic (17-11) at Cleveland Cavaliers (14-11), 7:30 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Cleveland Cavaliers attempt to halt a three-game losing steak when they host the Orlando Magic tonight at Quicken Loans Arena.

On Thursday, Chauncey Billups had a double-double with 17 points and 10 assists to lead the Detroit Pistons to a convincing 87-71 road win over Cleveland.

Superstar LeBron James ended with a game-high 26 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in the loss to Detroit for the Cavaliers, who have lost three in a row and four of their last six games overall.

The Cavaliers are 11-3 at home this season. They will visit the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday at Philips Arena.

Orlando attempts to get back on the winning track this evening. On Friday, Baron Davis ended with a season-high 38 points and nine assists to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 117-108 win over the Magic at Amway Arena.

Trevor Ariza had a career-high 23 points and Jameer Nelson scored 22 in the loss to Golden State for the Magic, who had a two-game winning streak halted. Grant Hill scored 21 points and handed out seven assists, while Dwight Howard netted 15 points, grabbed 13 boards, and blocked five shots in defeat.

The Magic are a respectable 7-6 on the road this season. They are scheduled to host the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday at Amway Arena.

Orlando has lost five straight after winning its last two at Cleveland. The Cavaliers have won six of the last seven contests in this series.

12/23 10:42:47 ET


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