The Cleveland Cavaliers hope a home date with the Orlando Magic will help them avoid extending their longest losing streak of the season to four games on Saturday.

Cleveland looks to halt the slide with its sixth consecutive win over Orlando at Quicken Loans Arena.

The Cavaliers (14-11) have dominated those meetings, outscoring the Magic by an average margin of 12.0 points, while limiting them to 91.6 points per game. However, they have dropped the last two overall meetings with Orlando - both on the road - including an 81-74 defeat last Saturday that started Cleveland's season-high three-game slide.

Cleveland has not dropped four in a row since a five-game skid from Feb. 22-March 1.

The Cavs had one of their worst performances of the season at Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday, when they shot 34.2 percent (27-for-79) from the field and lost 87-71 to Detroit.

``We got our behinds kicked,'' Cavaliers coach Mike Brown said after his club got outscored 30-16 in the final period. ``We competed in the first half. In the fourth quarter, when the game got tight Detroit turned it up a notch. We gave into their pressure.''

It was the Cavs' worst scoring output in any home game since a 99-69 loss to Orlando on Nov. 3, 2001. Since then, they have gone 6-2 against the Magic in Cleveland. They also hold the second-best home mark in the Eastern Conference this season at 11-3, just behind Chicago (11-2).

LeBron James, who had 26 points and matched his season high with 10 rebounds against the Pistons, leads the Cavs with 26.8 points per game - a decline of nearly five from his career-best 31.4 in 2005-06.

The 21-year-old small forward does not appear to be getting the support he did last season as the club's second-leading scorer, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, has seen his scoring average drop almost five points per game to 10.7.

Ilgauskas has improved over the last seven games, scoring an average of 14.1 points. The center is also averaging 17.8 points in Cleveland's home winning streak against Orlando.

The Magic (17-11) attempt to end their drought in Cleveland, and rebound from a 117-108 loss to Golden State on Friday - their seventh defeat in 11 games after starting the season 13-4.

Despite the struggles, Orlando still occupies first place in the Southeast Division.

Trevor Ariza scored a career-high 23 points Friday and is expected to make his sixth consecutive start after coming off the bench to begin the season.

This is Ariza's first chance as a regular in the Magic's starting lineup since they acquired him in a trade from New York in February. He has answered with an 11.0 scoring average as a starter.

Ariza's inclusion in the lineup with center Dwight Howard gives the Magic two 21-year-olds in the frontcourt.

Howard, who had 15 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks against the Warriors, leads Orlando with 17.0 points and 12.7 rebounds per game. Both marks are career highs.


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