Sixers @ Magic
Magic - Orlando enters the game tonight coming off a big 109-92 victory over the Atlanta Hawks that snapped a four game losing streak. The Magic have won 10 of their last 11 match-ups with the Sixers in Orlando and a 35-10 all-time at home against Philadelphia. Overall, the Magic are 64-29 against the 76ers. Maurice Harkless and Nikola Vucevic face the team that drafted them and traded them for Andrew Bynum. Magic point guard Jameer Nelson is a Chester native and played in 125 games for Saint Joseph's University from 2000-04 including the perfect 27-0 season in 2004 that earned him the Naismith Player of the Year award.
16.8 PPG, 10.3 RPG, 1.6 BPG
Hawes, 25, missed Saturday's game in Indianapolis with a left knee injury but put up back-to-back 25+ point, 10+ rebound performances. On Friday, Hawes in a fade-away three pointer to force overtime against the Bucks. Hawes has grabbed 10 or more rebounds in all but five games this season. In 15 career games against the Magic, Hawes is averaging 8.9 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.
14.8 PPG, 11.0 RPG, 0.9 BPG
Vucevic, 23, is coming off a strong performance against the Hawks in which he scored 12 points and grabbed 15 rebounds. Earlier this season against the Los Angeles Clippers, the former-Sixers first round pick put up 30 points and grabbed 21 rebounds. In three career games against the Sixers, Vucevic is averaging 11.7 points and 16.7 rebounds per game.