The Knicks are currently riding a two-game road winning streak and will be aiming to keep it going Thursday night against the Magic in Orlando.
Update on the latest Orlando Magic and New York Knicks injury
FORT THE MAGIC
In their last game, the Magic beat the Wizards to get back at the Lakers for beating them.
They’ve won the last two games in a row and three of the last four. They want to keep the momentum going by beating the Knicks.
Orlando’s defense has been terrible lately, giving up 114.4 points per game.
Since they lost by 112 points in their last game, they know they need to do better if they want to win this one.
The Orlando Magic of Central Florida are averaging 111.7 points per game.
In their last game, they scored 122 points by shooting 53.8 percent from the field and 44.4 percent from beyond the arc.
Gary Harris led the Magic with 22 points and two boards. Franz Wagner had 20 points and 6 boards in the end, and Paolo Banchero had 18 points, 9 boards, and 8 assists.
Who should start for the Magic tonight, if not the injured players?
Expected to be out until at least Mar 26
Out for the season
Suggs will not play against the Knicks on Thursday because he has a concussion.
Jalen Suggs has been hurt in the head for the fourth game in a row. Even though Cole Anthony won’t be there, he should still play a big role off the bench after Markelle Fultz and Gary Harris.
Jonathan Isaac won’t be able to play in tonight’s game against the Knicks, no matter how hard the team tries.
FOR THE KNICKS
The Timberwolves put an end to the Knicks’ three-game win streak. They want to get back on track by beating the Magic, which would give them four wins in their last five games.
In New York, there are 115.4 points scored per game. In their last game, they scored 134 points by making 56.5% of their field goals and 50% of their shots from beyond the arc.
Julius Randle led the Knicks by scoring 57 points and getting four rebounds. In the end, Jalen Brunson had 23 points and 10 assists, and Immanuel Quickley had 19 points and three boards.
Even though New York scores an average of 112.6 points per game, their defense has been a big problem.
In their last game, they had trouble defending and gave up 140 points, so they’ll need to step it up a lot if they want to win this one.
Julius Randle and Jalen Brunson are both on the same team, and they may both play against the Magic on Thursday night.
Let’s talk about the Knicks player who is hurt.
|Duane Washington Jr.
Game Time Decision
Washington won’t play in this game because he has a problem with his hip.