The 40-39 Boston Celtics will travel on a back to back when they face the 20-59 Orlando Magic in an NBA pro basketball game on Saturday night. Tip off time from Orlando is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The odds from this NBA pro basketball game will be out on Saturday as Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce are both questionable with injuries. On the Magic side Jameer Nelson is listed as doubtful with an ankle injury.
This will be the third meeting of the season between these two clubs with Boston winning and covering the point spread in both games.
Boston has a road record of 13-26 on the season. They lose their second straight after a 109-101 road defeat on Friday to the Miami Heat as a +11 ½ point underdog. The total landed over 195 points. The Celtics blew a 27-17 lead after one quarter. They shoot 48.2% from the floor and coverted on 6 of 23 from three. Boston played without both Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. Boston allowed Miami 54.9% shooting along with 12 of 23 from beyond the arc. Jeff Green led Boston with 25 points and eight rebounds as he made 10 of his 16 shots. Boston sits in the seventh seed in the Eastern conference trailing the eighth seeded Milwaukee Bucks by three games with three games remaining. On the year the Celtics sit in the lower half of the league in scoring offense by pushing only 96.3 points a game.
The Magic is 12-27 playing at home on the current campaign. They break their five game losing streak after a 114-103 home overtime victory against the Milwaukee Bucks as a +4 ½ point underdog. The total landed over 202 points. Orlando nearly blew a 30-16 lead after one quarter. They shot 46.8% from the field and made 8 of 15 three pointers. The Magic held the Bucks to 38.6% shooting and only 8 of 28 three pointers. Orlando pulled down six more rebounds than Milwaukee and win despite 18 less free throws than Milwaukee. Tobias Harris had 30 points and 19 rebounds as he made 13 of his 20 shots. Orlando has struggled on both ends of the court. They are 22nd in the league in points allowed and defensive shooting percentage as they allow 100.8 points a game and 46% shooting to opponents. The Magic is 24th in points per game by averaging 94.3 points a game.