Western swing ends with tough matchup

Orlando Sentinel - - SPORTS FRIDAY -

vis­its in Port­land.

The game tips off at 10 p.m. and will be broad­cast on Fox Sports Florida as the Magic try to pull them­selves out of their re­cent funk. Af­ter win­ning four straight games, they have lost five of their past six.

It won't be easy.

The Trail Blaz­ers are led by the dy­namic guard duo of All-Star Damian Lil­lard and C.J. McCol­lum. Lil­lard av­er­ages 26.5 points a game, with McCol­lum close be­hind at 22.0 per game.

The pair av­er­age nearly six 3-point­ers and 11 as­sists per game. They help drive the pace of play for Port­land, which av­er­ages 91.6 field-goal at­tempts per game — sec­ond in the league only to Wash­ing­ton (93.3).

But it's also their abil­ity to create shots with­out pass­ing that sets

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