Final

Regular Season Series (Game 3 of 4)

Series starts 11/27

Game 1: Wednesday, November 27th
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Magic105
Game 2: Tuesday, December 3rd
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2OT
76ers126
Game 3: Wednesday, February 26th
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76ers90
Game 4: Sunday, March 2nd
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Magic92

Magic 101

(18-42, 4-27 away)

76ers 90

(15-43, 8-22 home)

    Coverage: CSN

    7:00 PM ET, February 26, 2014

    Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA

    1 2 3 4 T
    ORL 19 21 27 34101
    PHI 22 22 23 2390

    Top Performers

    Orlando: N. Vucevic 21 Pts, 13 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

    Philadelphia: T. Young 19 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Magic-76ers Preview

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    The Orlando Magic are on the cusp of their longest road losing streak in franchise history.

    The Philadelphia 76ers are on their longest home slide in 17 years.

    The Magic will try to avoid entering the record books by sending the woeful 76ers to an 11th straight home defeat on Wednesday night.

    Orlando (17-42) is 3-27 on the road, and is averaging 89.4 points during a team-record 16-game losing streak as the visitor. The Magic, however, showed some life offensively while falling 115-106 at Washington on Tuesday, making half their shots, nearly 10 percent better than their previous 15 road games.

    "We scored," said center Nikola Vucevic, who had 19 points and 14 rebounds. "We just couldn't get stops, and you can't do that on the road."

    Having Arron Afflalo would also help, but his status is unclear. The guard leads the team with 19.7 points per game, but has missed two contests with a right ankle sprain.

    Victor Oladipo is picking up the scoring slack by averaging 22.3 points over the past three games after averaging 5.7 in his previous three.

    "It's a learning process," Oladipo said of the road losing streak. "You just gotta take it one game at a time. Eventually, our time will come. We just have to keep getting better. Keep fighting."

    The Magic certainly did that in their most recent trip to Philadelphia on Dec. 3, falling 126-125 in double-overtime. Afflalo had a career-high 43 points, while Oladipo and the 76ers' Michael Carter-Williams became the first rookies to record triple-doubles in the same game.

    Oladipo had 26 points with 10 rebounds and as many assists, while Carter-Williams scored 27 while pulling down 12 boards with 10 assists.

    The Sixers (15-42) have won only twice in 18 home games since, dropping 10 straight while surrendering 115.1 points per game. It's their longest home losing streak since a 12-game skid from Dec. 9, 1996-Jan. 24, 1997.

    They're also on the verge of losing a 12th straight game overall for the first time since Nov. 20-Dec. 11, 2009.

    Philadelphia has shown few signs of ending any of those streaks, as it's been outscored by an average of 20.3 points over the past 11 games.

    The 76ers trailed by as many as 35 on Monday before falling 130-110 to Milwaukee -- the team with the worst record in the NBA. The 76ers allowed a stunning 57.1 percent from the floor, including 12 of 20 from beyond the arc.

    "The effort was extraordinarily poor," coach Brett Brown said.

    While the 76ers seems destined to compete with the Bucks for the most pingpong balls in the lottery, they're reportedly deciding whether to buy out Danny Granger's contract.

    The forward, who averages 17.6 points in his nine-year career, was acquired from Indiana before last Thursday's trade deadline and has yet to play for Philadelphia.

    Thaddeus Young, though, continues to be a force, scoring 28 points with seven assists, six steals and five rebounds Monday. That came three days after he matched a season high with 30 points, while grabbing 13 boards with seven steals and six assists in a 124-112 loss to Dallas.

    Young is averaging 25.7 points and 10.7 boards over his last three meetings with Orlando.

    Carter-Williams has totaled 45 points in his last two games.

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    Research Notes

    The 76ers have lost 11 straight games by an average of 20.3 PPG. That includes home losses to the Bucks by 20 and Cavs by 29 in 2 of their last 3 games. FROM ELIAS: The last team to have a losing streak of at least 11 games while being outscored by 20 points per game was the Clippers in 2000 (Feb. 1 - Feb. 24). They lost 13 straight and were outscored by 20.2 PPG. Unfortunately for the Clippers they ended up drafting Darius Miles at No. 3 following the season.

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