Mavericks at Magic
6 p.m. Saturday, Amway Center, Orlando, Fla.
TV: FSSWRadio: ESPN/103.3 FM, ESPN/1540 AM (Spanish)
Records: Mavericks 31-17, Magic 15-34
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About the Mavs: This is the fourth game in five nights for the Mavs. ... They return home Monday to play Minnesota before opening a two-game road trip Wednesday night in Oakland against the Golden State Warriors. … Friday in Miami, the Mavericks limited the Heat to 15 or fewer points in three of the four quarters during a 93-72 win. ... The win was the 600th in the coaching career of Rick Carlisle, making him the 24th coach in NBA history to hit that plateau. ... Entering Friday, Monta Ellis led the Mavs in scoring (20.5 points) and steals (1.7). Dirk Nowitzki was averaging 18.6 points and 6.0 rebounds with Tyson Chandler at 10.5 points and 12 rebounds. ... Small forward Chandler Parsons missed Friday’s game in Miami with an illness. Parsons is from the Orlando area. Richard Jefferson started in Parsons’ place Friday against Miami.
About the Magic: Coach Jacque Vaughn is on a serious hot seat with Orlando in the midst of another bad season. The Magic, 43-121 in Vaughn’s first two seasons, is 15-34 this season and 13th in the East, including a 5-16 record at home. Orlando has lost seven in a row. ... The Magic is 5-12 against the West. ... Orlando is 23rd in the NBA in points per game (95.8), 24th in points allowed (102), 25th in assists (20.3) and 28th in rebounds (40.6). ... Orlando’s last win was Jan. 14 against Houston, 120-113, behind 32 points from Victor Oladipo. ... Nikola Vucevic leads Orlando in scoring (19.5) and rebounding (11.3) while Tobias Harris averages 17.1 points and 6.6 rebounds. Oladipo averages 16.6 points.
— Dwain Price