Los Angeles Lakers open Day 4 of NBA scrimmage against Orlando Magic. Here we look at the Lakers vs Magic Scrimmage Preview and TV Schedule details.
After losing the first scrimmage to the Mavericks, Lebron’s Lakers will look to turn it around in their second practice game against Orlando Magic on Saturday. Orlando Magic, who were also defeated by the Clippers in their first scrimmage will be looking to get a win under their belt. Remember, every team plays only 3 scrimmages before the NBA restarts on July 30.
Boston came out top on Day 3 of the scrimmage against Oklahoma City Thunder, defeating them 98-84. However, the highlight of the day was Ben Simmons’ 3-pointer for the Philadelphia 76ers against the Memphis Grizzlies. The 76ers overcame their opponents to snatch a 90-83 victory in their first game of the NBA restart.
Lakers vs Magic Scrimmage Preview
Although the scrimmage does not mean much, both teams are coming with a loss on their backs. This could definitely lead to some fiery competition on the court once the game tips off. In the previous game for Magic, Vucevic did not look like he has been out of the game for 4 months. In 20 minutes, the 9-year NBA veteran scored 18 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists.
Both teams took a second-quarter lead and were up during halftime in their previous games, before squandering it. This is a key point the respective coaches will have noticed and will work on. So, it is very likely that this game will be close.
Dwight Howard, who excelled in the first game might get more playing time in this second scrimmage against Orlando Magic. LeBron might also become more involved in the second half of this game.
Lakers would be happy with how JR Smith and Dion Waiters played in the 1st Scrimmage game, but would want them to get more minutes under their belt before the restart. The duo will need to step up in the absence of Rondo and Bradley and thus are important cogs in the Lakers wheel going into the playoffs.
Where to watch Lakers vs Magic Scrimmage on TV and Online?
The action is set to begin at 12 Noon Easter Time.
NBA and Lakers fans worldwide can catch the action on NBA TV with the help of the NBA League Pass. You can watch the game on the NBA website or through NBA app available on smartphones, smart TVs and gaming consoles.
Moreover, for fans who don’t own a NBA League Pass, do check out the free trials that NBA have on offer.
Fans can also watch the game on Spectrum SportsNet.
Tomorrow’s NBA Scrimmage Schedule (7/24)
🏀Lakers vs. Magic (12 p.m.)
🏀Bucks vs. Kings (12:30 p.m.)
🏀Heat vs. Jazz (4 p.m.)
🏀Nets vs. Spurs (4:30 p.m.)
🏀Clippers vs. Wizards (8 p.m.)
🏀Nuggets vs. Pelicans (8:30 p.m.)
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Team News for Lakers vs Magic
Fans of both teams will be eager to see their superstars again. The Lakers are expected to start with the same lineup as their previous game. LeBron alongside Davis and KCP provides formidable defence and offence to the Lakers.
In the first game for Magic, both Vucevic, who top-scored, and Aaron Gordon looked in form. They will be keen to continue to their good performance again the start-studded Lakers line up.
Orlando Magic (available) – D.J. Augustin, Mo Bamba, Khem Birch, Michael Carter-Williams, Gary Clark, James Ennis III, Evan Fournier, Melvin Frazier Jr., Markelle Fultz, Aaron Gordon, Jonathan Isaac, Wes Iwundu, BJ Johnson, Vic Law, Terrence Ross, Nikola Vucevic.
Lakers expected lineup – LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Dany Green, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, JaVale McGee.