NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Saturday, December 29th (All times eastern)
Charlotte Bobcats (10-17) at Orlando Magic (20-11), 7 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Charlotte Bobcats will try to stop a three-game losing streak this evening, when they visit the Southeast Division-leading Orlando Magic at Amway Arena.
The Bobcats suffered their third loss in a row after Friday's 99-85 setback to the New Orleans Hornets at Charlotte Bobcats Arena. Jason Richardson led Charlotte with 25 points and Nazr Mohammed added 15 points and 14 boards.
Charlotte has dropped 13 of its last 17 games overall, and nine straight on the road. The Bobcats are just 1-9 away from home this season.
Meanwhile, the Magic have won two in a row and posted a 121-114 overtime win against the Miami Heat on Friday night at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Hedo Turkoglu scored eight of his 22 points in overtime, while Dwight Howard ended with 29 points and 21 rebounds for the Magic, who overcame an eight- point fourth quarter deficit. Rashard Lewis added 17 points and eight boards and Carlos Arroyo had 13 points, seven rebounds and five assists for Orlando.
The Magic are now back at home where they own a 6-6 record this season.
Orlando is 2-0 so far against Charlotte this season and has won three of four and seven of the last 10 matchups in the series.
Charlotte has lost five in a row and six of the seven encounters at the Magic.
12/29 10:42:19 ET