Riding the low of a three-game losing streak, the Portland Trail Blazers have an afternoon date with the Orlando Magic. The play-in is tantalizingly close — though, drifting further each week — and so are increased lottery odds. This matchup against a youthful, sub-.500 Magic team could be an indicator of where the 2022-23 season is heading. Time to figure out how this one goes!
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Enjoy the game and Go Blazers!
Blazers vs. Magic — Sunday, March 5 — 3:00 p.m. PT
How to Watch: Root Sports Plus, Bally Sports Florida, NBA League Pass
Blazers Injuries: Anfernee Simons (out), Jusuf Nurkic (out), Justise Winslow (out), Ryan Arcidiacono (out), Ibou Badji (out)
Magic Injuries: Franz Wagner (game-time decision), Gary Harris (game-time decision), Jonathan Isaac (out for season)
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