The Orlando Magic (12-5) host the Boston Celtics (7-9) on Thursday looking for some revenge after a shorthanded Celtics squad limited them to franchise-worsts in scoring (56 points) and field goals (16) on Monday.
Playing without its starting backcourt of Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen, as well as key reserves Mickael Pietrus, Keyon Dooling, and Chris Wilcox, Boston thumped Orlando by 31 points. The Magic bounced back in impressive fashion by handing the Indiana Pacers their first home defeat of the season the very next night.
The Celtics enter Thursday's matchup having had two days of rest as they gear up to play three games in the next four nights. Prior to routing the Magic and beating the league-worst Washington Wizards in its two most recent games, Boston had lost six of its last seven.
Tipoff between Orlando and Boston is set for 8 Eastern.
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