• Davis leads New Orleans into matchup against Orlando

    By: The Associated Press

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    Orlando Magic (25-32, 10th in the Eastern Conference) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (25-32, 13th in the Western Conference)

    New Orleans; Tuesday, 8 p.m. Eastern

    BOTTOM LINE: Anthony Davis leads New Orleans into a matchup against Orlando. He ranks second in the league scoring 29.0 points per game.

    The Pelicans have gone 16-10 at the Smoothie King Center. New Orleans is 2-4 in one-possession games.

    The Magic have gone 10-17 away from home. Orlando is 12-17 in games decided by 10 points or more. The teams meet Tuesday for the first time this season.

    TOP PERFORMERS: Jrue Holiday leads the Pelicans with 8.0 assists and scores 20.9 points. Darius Miller has averaged 2.6 assists and scored 12.2 points over the last 10 games for New Orleans.

    Nikola Vucevic leads the Magic with 20.5 points and averages 12.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists. Terrence Ross has scored 18.4 points and totaled 4.5 rebounds while shooting 41.0 percent over the last 10 games for Orlando.

    LAST 10 GAMES: Magic: 5-5, averaging 109.6 points, 48.7 rebounds, 25.2 assists, 6.7 steals and 6.5 blocks per game while shooting 45.6 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.2 points on 45.0 percent shooting.

    Pelicans: 3-7, averaging 109.6 points, 47.5 rebounds, 26.4 assists, 5.8 steals and six blocks per game while shooting 46.2 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.5 points on 46.4 percent shooting.

    Pelicans Injuries: Elfrid Payton: day to day (right ankle sprain).

    Magic Injuries: Mo Bamba: out (left tibia fracture), Markelle Fultz: out (shoulder/wrist), Timofey Mozgov: out (knee).

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    The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by HERO Sports, and data from Sportradar.

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