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National Basketball Association
Preview
Sacramento at Orlando
When: 7:00 PM ET, Friday, March 6, 2015
Where: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida

The first two games of Sacramento's season-high eight-game road trip produced vastly different results. The Kings continue their long sojourn looking to establish some form of consistency when they visit reeling Orlando on Friday. After pasting New York by a 124-86 margin to begin the voyage, Sacramento offered little resistance in a 27-point loss at San Antonio on Wednesday, keeping with a recent trend of lopsided results.

Including the first two games of the road trip, the Kings have had six straight games and 13 of their last 17 decided by double digits. Orlando has stayed much closer with several recent opponents, but has lost four in a row after a 105-100 setback against Phoenix on Wednesday. Victor Oladipo was the bright spot with a career-high 38 points, making four of the Magic's five 3-pointers.

TV: 7 p.m. ET, CSN California (Sacramento), FSN Florida (Orlando)

ABOUT THE KINGS (21-38): Sacramento is 3-4 since George Karl took over as head coach and the four losses have come by an average of 19 points. The loss to the Spurs came amid a down game for star center DeMarcus Cousins as he works his way back from an ankle injury. Cousins produced 14 points on 5-of-12 shooting while grabbing a season-low three rebounds and committing five turnovers

ABOUT THE MAGIC (19-43): Wednesday's loss featured the first start of the season for center Dewayne Dedmon, who worked alongside fellow 7-footer Nikola Vucevic to give Orlando plenty of size. Dedmon responded with eight rebounds and a 3-of-3 effort from the floor in 21 solid minutes. The second-year pro has 17 boards in 41 minutes over his last two games and contributed eight rebounds and four blocks in a 105-96 win at Sacramento on Dec. 6.

BUZZER BEATERS

1. Kings PG Ray McCallum is averaging 11.1 points since being installed into the starting lineup last month.

2. Oladipo is shooting 49.5 percent since the All-Star break after posting a 44.3 percent mark before it.

3. Cousins was limited to 14 points on 5-of-14 in his previous visit to Orlando.

PREDICTION: Magic 101, Kings 98
Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div Conf
Sacramento 21-38 L1 13-19 8-19 2-4 19-34 4-8 14-25
Orlando 19-43 L4 9-21 10-22 0-2 19-41 4-10 12-27
Last Meeting
Sacramento Orlando
Date Away Home Pts Reb FG% Pts Reb FG%
12/6/14 ORL 105 SAC 96 96 35 44.3 105 40 50.6
Player Stats
Previous Matchup
Points Player Total FG% FTM
Sacramento D. Collison 22 42.9 7
Orlando T. Harris 27 58.8 3
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
Sacramento J. Thompson 9 2 7
Orlando D. Dedmon 8 3 5
Assists Player  
Sacramento R. Sessions 7
Orlando V. Oladipo 7
Season
Points Player Total FG% FTM
Sacramento R. Gay 1175 44.1 283
Orlando N. Vucevic 1183 53.4 143
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
Sacramento D. Cousins 573 134 439
Orlando N. Vucevic 674 192 482
Assists Player  
Sacramento D. Collison 281
Orlando E. Payton 399
Quickchart Matchup
Sacramento Off vs  Orlando Defense
100.3 Points For
101.1 Points Against
45.0 FG%
46.5 FG%
44.7 Reb
43.2 Reb
Orlando Off vs  Sacramento Defense
95.4 Points For
104.3 Points Against
45.5 FG%
45.0 FG%
43.2 Reb
40.7 Reb