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2020-2021 Regular Season Game 8: Cleveland Cavaliers (4-3) at Orlando Magic (5-2)

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2020-2021 Regular Season Game 8: Cleveland Cavaliers (4-3) at Orlando Magic (5-2) 

Post#1 » by Knightro » Wed Jan 6, 2021 4:18 pm

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GAME INFO
Who: Cleveland Cavaliers at Orlando Magic
What: 2020-2021 Regular Season Game 8
When: Wednesday, January 6 at 7pm ET
Where: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
How: Fox Sports Florida, NBA League Pass, 96.9 The Game FM (Radio)

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GAMBLING
Magic -6
Over/Under 215

PREVIOUS MEETINGS
January 4: Magic 103, Cavs 83 - https://www.espn.com/nba/boxscore?gameId=401267253

ORLANDO MAGIC PROJECTED STARTERS


G: Markelle Fultz
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G: Dwayne Bacon
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F: James Ennis
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F: Aaron Gordon
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C: Nikola Vucevic
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ORLANDO MAGIC PROJECTED BENCH

G: Cole Anthony
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G: Terrence Ross
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F: Gary Clark
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C: Khem Birch
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Deep Bench

G: Jordan Bone (two-way)
G: Karim Mane (two way)
C: Mo Bamba

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Injuries: Jonathan Isaac (knee), Al-Farouq Aminu (knee), Chuma Okeke (knee) and Michael Carter-Williams (foot) are all OUT. Evan Fournier (back) is QUESTIONABLE.

Cleveland Projected Starters
G: Collin Sexton
G: Damyean Dotson
F: Isaac Okoro
F: Larry Nance Jr.
C: Andre Drummond

Bench
G: Cedi Osman
F: Thon Maker
F: Dean Wade
C: JaVale McGee

Injuries: Kevin Porter Jr. (personal), Matthew Dellavedova (concussion), Kevin Love (calf), Dylan Windler (hand), Darius Garland (shoulder) and Dante Exum (calf) are OUT.
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Post#2 » by ARandomStranger » Wed Jan 6, 2021 4:31 pm

Not being able to watch these games due to company decision makers is really sad.

I will say we need to be better defensively and play our style of basketball offensively. Any deviation is basically a free loss.
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Re: 2020-2021 Regular Season Game 8: Cleveland Cavaliers (4-3) at Orlando Magic (5-2) 

Post#3 » by Knightro » Wed Jan 6, 2021 4:38 pm

The Cavs are in a brutal spot injury wise. All three of their point guards - Garland, Exum and Dellavedova - are all out tonight with injuries.

Sexton is not only going to have to play PG, which is not his best role, but he's going to have to play 40 minutes because they just don't really have anyone else to fill that spot.

No such thing as a must win in the 8th game, but given how short-handed the Cavs are, this is absolutely a game the Magic need to win.
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Post#4 » by Ducklett » Wed Jan 6, 2021 5:26 pm

Knightro wrote:The Cavs are in a brutal spot injury wise. All three of their point guards - Garland, Exum and Dellavedova - are all out tonight with injuries.

Sexton is not only going to have to play PG, which is not his best role, but he's going to have to play 40 minutes because they just don't really have anyone else to fill that spot.

No such thing as a must win in the 8th game, but given how short-handed the Cavs are, this is absolutely a game the Magic need to win.


I think this is a definition of a must-win. Every game we can win we need to win, assuming we are trying to do something other than 0-4 in the playoffs.
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Post#5 » by orlando_joe » Wed Jan 6, 2021 6:16 pm

not having mcw on d against sexton is going to hurt he was all over him monday..go magic
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Post#6 » by yoyojw17 » Wed Jan 6, 2021 7:24 pm

I hope they at least try and give Mo some of the Gary Clark minutes tonight.:-D I would much prefer to see him than gary clark jacking up threes.... and missing em.
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Post#7 » by RookieStar » Wed Jan 6, 2021 7:59 pm

Ennis is back?
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Post#8 » by The Real Dalic » Wed Jan 6, 2021 8:09 pm

So many injuries for both teams. I'm feeling a loss tonight. Hoping for the opposite though.
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Post#9 » by The Real Dalic » Wed Jan 6, 2021 8:11 pm

RookieStar wrote:Ennis is back?

Yeah, was wondering the same thing. We're gonna need him with no Evan or MCW though. Hopefully it's true that he's back.
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Post#10 » by RookieStar » Wed Jan 6, 2021 8:23 pm

The Real Dalic wrote:So many injuries for both teams. I'm feeling a loss tonight. Hoping for the opposite though.


Yup 2 teams that were expected to be near bottom but instead started hot off the gates. Now both are hit with so mcuch injuries. We have a lot in common with the Cavs. Last week we were both at the top of the standings lols.
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Post#11 » by pepe1991 » Wed Jan 6, 2021 8:35 pm

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The Real Dalic wrote:So many injuries for both teams. I'm feeling a loss tonight. Hoping for the opposite though.


Yup 2 teams that were expected to be near bottom but instead started hot off the gates. Now both are hit with so mcuch injuries. We have a lot in common with the Cavs. Last week we were both at the top of the standings lols.


Except they won championship 4 years ago and now its fine to suck for next 10 :D
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Post#12 » by Rainwater » Wed Jan 6, 2021 9:26 pm

Magic should win this game, half the Cleveland roster is injured.
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Post#14 » by Rainwater » Wed Jan 6, 2021 9:37 pm

Magic should win this game, half the Cleveland roster is injured.
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Post#15 » by RookieStar » Wed Jan 6, 2021 10:26 pm

Rainwater wrote:Magic should win this game, half the Cleveland roster is injured.


So many in juries? Haven't you learn anything? That scenario is the recipe for the birth of a new Magic Killer.
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Post#17 » by Knightro » Wed Jan 6, 2021 11:02 pm

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No Fournier. Ennis off the bench.

Rotation appears to look like this...

Fultz-Bacon-Gordon-Clark-Vucevic
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Post#18 » by drsd » Wed Jan 6, 2021 11:07 pm

Orlando, even with injuries, needs to minutes restrict Fultz, Gordon and Vučević.
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Re: 2020-2021 Regular Season Game 8: Cleveland Cavaliers (4-3) at Orlando Magic (5-2) 

Post#19 » by Knightro » Wed Jan 6, 2021 11:32 pm

drsd wrote:Orlando, even with injuries, needs to minutes restrict Fultz, Gordon and Vučević.


Not sure if this is really feasible even if they wanted to.
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Post#20 » by JasonBlanchard » Wed Jan 6, 2021 11:43 pm

orlando_joe wrote:not having mcw on d against sexton is going to hurt he was all over him monday..go magic


Yes, but not having him shoot on the other end is an ok trade off

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