2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
10-13, 3rd in Southeast
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Celtics roll to easy win over Magic (1:09)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics 117, Magic 87: Playing without All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas (groin strain), the Celtics responded with maybe their finest 48-minute effort of the season and a dominant second-half propelled them to a lopsided win over a previously red-hot Magic team. Marcus Smart, starting in place of Thomas, had 13 points, while Terry Rozier added a career-high 16 points off the bench. Avery Bradley put up a team-high 23 points.

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Celtics put on passing clinic for easy dunk (0:23)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics rookie Jaylen Brown, the No. 3 pick in June's draft, struggled for much of November but he's starting to look more comfortable on the floor. Brown had a couple of loud first-half dunks against the Magic and, through three quarters, he's up to 13 points. Celtics 85, Magic 73 (end 3rd)

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Horford makes midair adjustment to sink and-1 (0:29)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Orlando Magic entered Wednesday's game ranked 25th in the NBA shooting just 32.9 percent beyond the 3-point arc. They've hit 8 of 10 triples hoisted vs. Boston. Meanwhile, the Celtics are 2 of 15 (13.3 percent) beyond the arc but somehow have hung close. Halftime: Magic 50, Celtics 49

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Brown jams it over Vucevic (0:31)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Celtics will start Marcus Smart in place of injured Isaiah Thomas vs the Magic. Boston also shuffles Amir Johnson back into the starting lineup after going small Monday vs. Houston.

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PG Thomas returns to Boston to treat injury

PG Isaiah Thomas, who has been suffering from a groin strain, was sent home from the Celtics' road trip to treat his injury.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (groin strain) flew home to Boston on Tuesday night. He's out vs. Magic tonight and team will monitor his status moving forward.

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Wall's 52 not enough in loss to Wizards (1:15)
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Wall gets to 50 at the charity stripe (0:30)
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Gordon shines with double-pump reverse jam (0:19)
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Biyombo cruises to easy one-handed slam (0:18)
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Magic rise seven spots in Power Rankings

Orlando comes in at No. 19 this week. The Magic responded to mounting pressure by grabbing a win in San Antonio and beating the Pistons in Reggie Jackson's return. Also, they're up to third in defensive efficiency. Week 7 Power Rankings

ESPN Stats & Info

Orlando with slim playoff odds

ESPN's Basketball Player Index gives the Magic a small shot at making the postseason. They may be better off looking toward the future and focusing on their 17 percent chance at a top-3 pick.

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Ibaka gets his time in the spotlight

After years playing in Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook's shadow, Serge Ibaka is enjoying more of the ball in Orlando. He's led the Magic in scoring six times this season after leading the Thunder 10 times in 524 games with OKC, notes the Elias Sports Bureau.

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Magic spoil Jackson's season debut (1:17)

Team Stats

Points Per Game94.629th
Rebounds Per Game44.511th
Assists Per Game20.823rd
Points Allowed98.04th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2016-171013.435
2015-163547.427
2014-152557.305
2013-142359.280
2012-132062.244