ORLANDO, Fla. — Wednesday’s matchup between the Orlando Magic and the Dallas Mavericks will tip off slightly earlier than previously scheduled due the threat of Tropical Storm Nicole.
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The game, originally scheduled for 7 p.m., will now tip off at 5:30 p.m. at the Amway Center, according to an announcement from the NBA. The doors will open at 4:30 p.m.
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Tropical Storm Nicole is very near hurricane strength as it approaches Florida’s east coast, according to the most recent update from the National Hurricane Center. It’s forecast to make landfall as a category 1 hurricane overnight Wednesday.
The Orlando Magic are 2-9 on the season so far and sitting in last place in the Eastern Conference standings.
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They’ve lost their last two contests at the Amway Center since beating the defending champion Golden State Warriors last week.
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