NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Wednesday, February 14th (All times eastern)
Portland Trail Blazers (22-31) at Orlando Magic (26-26), 7 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Orlando Magic will try to get back on the winning track tonight when they host the Portland Trail Blazers at Amway Arena.
Orlando has dropped four of its last five games, including Saturday's 93-78 loss to the New Jersey Nets at Continental Airlines Arena. Dwight Howard scored 25 points on 11-of-15 shooting and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Magic, who are second in the Southeast standings behind Washington.
Darko Milicic added 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting and grabbed 12 boards, as Orlando will prepare to work on its 17-10 home mark tonight versus the Blazers.
Portland, meanwhile, will wrap up a four-game road trip tonight and fell to 2-1 on the trip after Tuesday's 104-85 loss to the Miami Heat.
Zach Randolph scored 17 points, Jarrett Jack had 16 and Brandon Roy added 15 for the Trail Blazers, who have dropped four of six. Ime Udoka donated 14 points and pulled down seven rebounds in defeat.
The Blazers are 10-17 on the road this season and 13 games off the lead in the Northwest Division.
Wednesday's showdown between the Blazers and Magic is the second and final meeting of the regular season. Orlando won the first matchup, 91-89, on December 1 at The Rose Garden.
Portland, though, has won 12 of the last 15 meetings, while Orlando snapped a six-game series home losing streak with a 104-89 triumph on November 25, 2005.
02/14 10:34:35 ET