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Sunday, February 24th (All times eastern)

Sacramento Kings (26-28) at Orlando Magic (35-22), 6 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Southeast Division-leading Orlando Magic will wrap up a short two-game homestand this evening versus the Sacramento Kings at Amway Arena.

The Magic have won three of their last four games, including Friday's 115-99 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in the opener of the stand. Hedo Turkoglu scored a season-high 31 points and finished 7-of-11 from three-point range for the Magic, who outscored the Sixers 45-9 from beyond-the-arc.

All-Star Dwight Howard added 24 points, pulled down 18 rebounds and swatted three shots, while Rashard Lewis and Jameer Nelson both chipped in 17 points. Orlando has won two straight as the host and is 15-11 at Amway Arena in 2007-08.

Meanwhile, the Kings will resume a five-game road trip tonight and are 9-18 away from ARCO Arena this season.

The Kings opened the swing with Friday's 116-115 overtime win against the Charlotte Bobcats, as Francisco Garcia scored 23 points and Ron Artest had the go-ahead bucket in the extra session.

Brad Miller had 22 points and 14 rebounds for the Kings, who will also visit Miami, Atlanta and Dallas. Artest finished with 20 points, nine rebounds and four assists, while Beno Udrih registered 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists in a winning cause.

On the injury front for Sacramento, guards John Salmons (thigh) and Tyronn Lue (calf) are both questionable for Sunday's game against Orlando.

The Kings recorded a 104-100 victory over the Magic on January 8 this season at ARCO Arena. They have won two straight, four of six and seven of the last 10 meetings with Orlando.

Sacramento, which is 1-20 when scoring less than 100 points this season, has dropped two of three and 10 of its last 15 games at the Magic.

02/24 10:44:07 ET


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