The Orlando Magic are set to play their fourth game in five nights Friday when they battle the New Orleans Hornets.Though the Hornets have won five of the last eight meetings between the teams, including each of the last three, the club is hardly the same, as it's traded away two All-Stars in Chris Paul and David West, as well as productive youngsters Darren Collison and Marcus Thornton. Given the state of the roster, it's little wonder New Orleans has lost nine straight games to dip to 3-15.
Orlando has lost three of its last five and hasn't won consecutive games since the San Antonio Spurs snapped its five-game winning streak on Jan. 18.
Here's everything you need to know about Friday's matchup between the Magic and Hornets:
Game Date/Time: Friday, January 27; 8:00pm ET
Location: New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA
Orlando: Sun Sports
New Orleans: Cox Sports Television
Orlando: WDBO 580 AM
New Orleans: The Ticket 106.1 FM
For more on the Magic, please visit Orlando Pinstriped Post, SB Nation's Magic blog. For the perspective from the other side, please visit At the Hive, SB Nation's Hornets blog.