Orlando Magic at Boston Celtics (Feb. 5, 2020): How To Watch, Odds and Prediction

Aaron Gordon and the Orlando Magic struggled for the first time in a preseason loss. (Photo by Harry Aaron/Getty Images)
Aaron Gordon and the Orlando Magic struggled for the first time in a preseason loss. (Photo by Harry Aaron/Getty Images) /

The Orlando Magic play their final game before the trade deadline and their only scheduled game on national TV against a hot Boston Celtics team on the road.

Orlando Magic (22-28) vs. Boston Celtics (34-15)


7:30 p.m./ESPN, FOX Sports Florida




$25-$367 on StubHub

2020 Season Series:

Celtics 109, Magic 98

in Orlando on Jan. 24; Tonight in Boston; April 3 in Boston; April 10 in Orlando

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OMD Prediction

The Orlando Magic seemed to get themselves back on track against the Charlotte Hornets. Of course, that was the Hornets. This Magic team has done a good job feasting on poor defenses and teams out of the playoff race. That is an important skill and not something to discount. But Orlando has struggled to copy this over against quality teams. The Celtics are a quality team. They get after you defensively and right now, they are torching teams offensively. Orlando will have its work cut out for it.

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1) Aaron Gordon is officially in the Slam Dunk Contest seeking redemption and his place in dunk history.

2) The Orlando Magic are still trying to find a way to get Aaron Gordon right. And they need it desperately.

3) The Orlando Magic’s future is catching up to them as the trade deadline approaches and the team appears to have hit a ceiling.

4) Josh Robbins of The Athletic sifts through the rumors and answers fan questions ahead of the trade deadline.

6) Aaron Goldstone of Orlando Pinstriped Post sets the contours of the NBA trade deadline for the Orlando Magic.

7) Markelle Fultz checked off another box in his comeback from his injury, playing in his 82nd career game.

8) Jonathan Isaac’s absence is definitely present in the Orlando Magic’s recent struggles, Spencer Henderson writes.

9) The Orlando Magic have also missed D.J. Augustin’s poise and presence, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com writes.

10) Chuma Okeke is inching closer to contact drills with the Lakeland Magic as his rehab continues, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports.

11) The Boston Celtics are mainly looking at smaller deals, Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald writes.

12) Isaac Moore of Hardwood Houdini breaks down how the Boston Celtics could acquire Davis Bertans at the trade deadline. And Celtics Blog debates how the Celtics could acquire Nemanja Bjelica.

13) The Orlando Magic are still hunting for their pace midway through the season.

14) The Orlando Magic’s offensive struggles are more than their poor shooting, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com writes.

15) Khem Birch has played out of position at power forward but Orlando Magic players love playing with the big man and they call him their “silent assassin.”

16) Jayson Tatum will defend his Skills Competition crown at NBA All-Star Saturday Night.

17) Jaylen Brown gave back to his hometown school and inspired them to increase their test scores, Tom Westerholm of Mass Live writes.