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Philadelphia 76ers Faces Orlando Magic Tonight

December 3rd, 2013 at 4:07 PM
By Ryan White

'Evan Turner.' photo (c) 2013, Keith Allison - license: The Philadelphia 76ers are looking to snap a record-losing streak as they face the Orlando Magic tonight at the Wells Fargo Center, bringing a second meeting for these two teams in the past week.

The Magic dominated the first matchup, 105-94, with their third-year center and former 76er Nikola Vucevic playing a big role in the win, with 21 points and 16 rebounds. However he is questionable for tomorrow’s game because of an ankle injury suffered Monday and Philadelphia could catch a break.

Both teams seem to be struggling. The Orlando Magic has won just three times in their last 12 games

The 76ers also have not done well lately, loosing eight of their last 10 games, and holding a record of 6-12. They have also given up a disappointing 110.1 points per game and rank last in the league and yielded a league-worst 192 3-pointers.

It’s not that the 76ers can’t score as demonstrated by their 103.0 points per game and Michael Carter Williams leads the rookies in scoring average 17 assist 7.1 and steals 3.1.

"Our defense is most definitely a problem and I think some of that spins into the style of play we decided to play in regards to pace," 76ers head coach Brett Brown said. "We need a group effort. Anything we do has got to be done by a group."

Not helping is the fact Philadelphia has dropped five straight games in Orlando.

Tags: Basketball, NBA, Philadelphia, Philadelphia 76ers

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