The Orlando Magic (2-7, 2-1 Home) play host to the Sacramento Kings (2-5, 1-2 Away) Saturday in what is likely to be a shootout. Sacramento was narrowly beaten by the Miami Heat 110-107 at FTX Arena on Wednesday. Domantas Sabonis had a standout performance in the losing effort with 22 points, 12 rebounds, and eight assists. The Kings are the 14th seed in the Western Conference.
Orlando won a close one on Thursday at Amway Center, beating the Golden State Warriors 130-129. Jalen Suggs had 26 points and nine assists, carrying the team. The Magic are 15th in the Eastern Conference. This marks the first meeting of the season between the teams. Sacramento won both games between the teams last season, the last of which was a 114-110 overtime triumph at Amway Center on March 26.
Davion Mitchell led the Kings with 22 points, nine assists, and seven rebounds. Franz Wagner had 19 points in defeat.The Kings have been led this season by De’Aaron Fox, who is averaging 24.5 points per game. Meanwhile, Sabonis is contributing 10.6 rebounds, 10th-most in the NBA, and 6.1 assists per game.
Paolo Banchero has supplied much of the Magic’s offense, averaging 21.8 points per game. Wendell Carter Jr. is collecting 9.4 rebounds per game, and Suggs is tallying 4.3 assists.The Kings and the Magic rank as two of the highest-scoring teams in the NBA, third and fourth in points per game, respectively. Sacramento is scoring 113.3 per game, while Orlando is averaging 108.6.The Kings are an impressive 8-2 in their last 10 visits to Amway Center.
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