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Game Previewpresented by: Cuyahoga Community College

Cavaliers at Orlando Magic - December 11, 2015

Amway Center 7:00 p.m. ET
Tristan Thompson
Fernando Medina/NBAE/GettyImages

Game Summary

The Cavaliers travel to Orlando on Friday night to face the Magic for the second time this season. Tipoff is at 7:00 p.m. (ET) from the Amway Center.

In Tuesday’s 105-100 win over Portland, Cleveland (14-7) overcame an early 18-point deficit (47-29) by outscoring the Trail Blazers 60-31 to go up by 11 points (89-78) with 7:16 remaining in the game. It was Cleveland’s largest come-from-behind victory since overcoming a 19-point deficit at Boston on November 14, 2014. This season, the Cavs have now won six games when facing double-digit deficits.

The Cavs have shot .500 or better in four of their last five games against the Magic, which includes a .592 (45-76) clip in their last visit to the Amway Center, a 123-108 win on March 15, 2015. Cleveland has also shot 36-70 (.514) from three-point range in their last two games against Orlando.

The Wine and Gold are 6-0 this season when shooting at least .500 from the field and 34-0 when making at least half their shots since March 23, 2014.

Orlando (12-10) returns home after a five-game road trip in which they went 3-2 after dropping their most recent game, a 107-14 loss to the Suns in Phoenix on Wednesday.

The Magic have a balanced scoring attack with four players averaging 14+ points per game (Evan Fournier 15.5, Nikola Vucevic 15.5, Tobias Harris 14.9, Victor Oladipo 14.5).


Where to Catch the Action

TV: FOX Sports Ohio

Radio: WTAM 1100, 100.7 WMMS, 87.7 La Mega

For live in-game updates, follow @cavs, @CavsJoeG, @CavsFredMcLeod, @MrCavalier34, @CavsJMike and @chones22 on Twitter.


Probable Starters/Status Update* presented by  

#8 - Matthew Dellavedova

TBD

#23 - LeBron James

#0 - Kevin Love

#20 - Timofey Mozgov

#4 Elfrid Payton

#10 - Evan Fournier

#12 - Tobias Harris

#8 - Channing Frye

#9 - Nikola Vučević

Status Update: (Cavs) - J.R. Smith, (Illness, Out), Kyrie Irving, (Fractured Left Knee Cap, Out)

Status Update: (Magic) - Aaron Gordon, (Sprained Right Ankle, Questionable), C.J. Watson, (Sore Left Calf, Out)

*Subject to change.


Head-to-Head Matchup

The Wine and Gold took the two teams' first meeting this season, 117-103, on November 23rd at The Q where Kevin Love had his highest scoring game as a Cavalier with 34 points on 11-18 (.611) shooting, including 6-9 (.667) from the three-point line, eight rebounds, four assists and one block in 34 minutes.

LeBron James posted a double-double (15 points, a game-high 13 assists and six rebounds) and J.R. Smith tallied a season-high 26 points on 10-16 (.625) shooting, including a 6-10 (.600) clip from deep, two assists and one steal in 38 minutes.

The Wine and Gold have won 11 straight games over the Magic, their longest current winning streak over an opponent.

In their 11 straight wins over Orlando, the Cavs have outscored the Magic by an average of 14.1 points (108.0 to 93.9), while dishing out 24.9 assists to only 11.5 turnovers during that stretch. In the Nov. 23rd win over the Magic, the Cavs scored 117 points on 43-81 (.531) shooting from the field, while dishing out a season-high 34 assists to just 10 turnovers.

The Wine and Gold also knocked down a season-high 18-35 (.514) shots from three-point range, just one triple shy of tying their franchise record (19). Kevin Love and J.R. Smith hit six three-pointers apiece, becoming just the second Cavs duo to accomplish that feat in the same game (Dan Majerle, Danny Ferry on 3/5/96 vs. Seattle).


On Deck

After Friday's matchup, the Wine and Gold will enjoy a rare three days without a game and return to action on Tuesday, December 11th when they travel to Boston to take on the Celtics at 7:30 p.m. ET. VIEW FULL SCHEDULE

Postgame: Iman Shumpert – December 11, 2015

Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert spoke with the media following Friday’s 111-76 victory against the Orlando Magic at the Amway Center.

Cleveland Cavaliers at Orlando Magic - December 11, 2015

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Postgame: Iman Shumpert – December 11, 2015

Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert spoke with the media following Friday’s 111-76 victory against the Orlando Magic at the Amway Center.
Dec 11, 2015  |  03:39

Postgame: Kevin Love – December 11, 2015

Cavaliers forward Kevin Love spoke with the media following Friday’s 111-76 victory against the Orlando Magic at the Amway Center.
Dec 11, 2015  |  02:59

Postgame: LeBron James – December 11, 2015

Cavaliers forward LeBron James spoke with the media following Friday’s 111-76 victory against the Orlando Magic at the Amway Center.
Dec 11, 2015  |  04:34

Postgame: Coach Blatt – December 11, 2015

Cavaliers Head Coach David Blatt spoke with the media following Friday’s 111-76 victory against the Orlando Magic at the Amway Center.
Dec 11, 2015  |  04:47

On-Court with Timofey Mozgov – December 11, 2015

Cavaliers center Timofey Mozgov spoke with FOX Sports Ohio’s Allie Clifton following Friday’s 111-76 victory against the Orlando Magic at the Amway Center.
Dec 11, 2015  |  01:38

Cavaliers vs. Magic - December 11, 2015

LeBron James scores 25 points and dishes out 8 assists as the Cavaliers defeat the Magic 111-76.
Dec 11, 2015  |  02:13

Three-Point Barrage in the Fourth - December 11, 2015

Led by James Jones, the Cavs catch fire from downtown to put the game away for good in the fourth quarter.
Dec 11, 2015  |  00:54

Cavs Go On 11-0 Run - December 11, 2015

The Wine and Gold use an 11-0 run in the third quarter to extend their lead.
Dec 11, 2015  |  00:39

Delly Alley-Oop to Timo - December 11, 2015

Matthew Dellavedova drives in the lane and finds Timofey Mozgov for the alley-oop slam.
Dec 11, 2015  |  00:12

LeBron Muscles Home the And-One - December 11, 2015

LeBron James works in the post and muscles home the bucket, plus the foul.
Dec 11, 2015  |  00:15

LBJ Too Strong - December 11, 2015

LeBron James gets out on the break and finishes the layup, plus the foul.
Dec 11, 2015  |  00:11

Delly Up Top To Thompson - December 11, 2015

Matthew Dellavedova goes up top to Tristan Thompson who deposits the high-handoff.
Dec 11, 2015  |  00:11

LeBron with the Reverse Slam - December 11, 2015

Matthew Dellavedova dishes the nice pass to LeBron James who hammers in the reverse dunk.
Dec 11, 2015  |  00:11

Interior Passing Leads to Moz Slam - December 11, 2015

Great interior passing results in an easy slam by Timofey Mozgov.
Dec 11, 2015  |  00:11

CavsTV 1-on-1 with Iman Shumpert – December 11, 2015

CavsTV and Fred McLeod sits down with Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert for an exclusive 1-on-1 interview from Orlando.
Dec 11, 2015  |  05:04

Shootaround: Coach Blatt – December 11, 2015

Cavaliers Head Coach David Blatt spoke with the media prior to Friday’s shootaround at the Amway Center in Orlando.
Dec 11, 2015  |  01:33

Shootaround: Iman Shumpert – December 11, 2015

Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert spoke with the media prior to Friday’s shootaround at the Amway Center in Orlando.
Dec 11, 2015  |  05:12
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