The Magic have jumped out to a flying start to the season, going 6-3 in their games so far. On the other hand, despite the team coming in with massive expectations, the Mavericks have had a mixed campaign and currently hold a record of 4-4.
However, the Dallas Mavericks have a talented roster and have won their last two games. It will be interesting to see if they can hold off a resurgent Orlando Magic in their upcoming clash.
Team News - Orlando Magic
The Orlando Magic go into this game riddled with injury concerns. The biggest worry is Markelle Fultz. The 22-year-old was finally beginning to find his feet in the NBA and was putting in some impressive displays. Unfortunately, Fultz tore his ACL after landing awkwardly in an earlier game and is expected to be out for the season.
This is a heartbreaking injury, and the Orlando Magic will undoubtedly miss Makelle Fultz as the season wears on.
Injured: Markelle Fultz, Michael Carter-Williams, Evan Fournier, Al-Farouq Aminu, Jonathan Isaac, Chuma Okeke
Team News - Dallas Mavericks
The Dallas Mavericks don't have any new injuries at this point, but there are a few players that could miss this game.
Jalen Brunson, Dorian Finney-Smith, and Josh Richardson have all been ruled out ahead of the clash due to health and safety precautions related to COVID-19. The trio will be missed by the Mavericks, and it will be interesting to see which players take over their role in the already shortened rotation.
While Trey Burke was reportedly ill, he is still likely to feature against the Orlando Magic. Big man Kristaps Porzingis remains sidelined as he recovers from knee surgery.
At what time will the Orlando Magic vs Dallas Mavericks NBA game commence?
USA: 9th January 2021, 8:30 PM (Eastern Time)
INDIA: 10th January 2021, 7:00 AM (Indian Standard Time)
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Published 10 Jan 2021, 00:15 IST