Orlando Magic and Denver Nuggets face off against each other in a Scrimmage game today. Here we look at Magic vs Nuggets Scrimmage TV Schedule and Preview.
The Orlando Magic will take on the Denver Nuggets at 7:30 pm ET in their final scrimmage before the league phase resumes on July 30.
The Nuggets defeated the Wizards in their first scrimmage while lost to the Pelicans in the next one. Orlando Magic on the other hand have already lost both their scrimmage games against behemoths Lakers and Clippers.
Bol Bol and Nikola Jokic will be hoping to continue their rich vein of form into the last scrimmage game and into the remaining seeding games as well. For Magic, Aaron Gordon will again have to shoulder a lot of responsibility for Magic, with Fultz, Iwundu out and Issac on limited minutes.
Expect the teams to put up a more dynamic performance as they approach the league phase. Both the teams remain thin with players sidelined and the fans will get to see different lineups tonight.
Where to watch Magic vs Nuggets Scrimmage on TV and Online
Fans across the globe can watch all the scrimmages on NBA TV which can be accessed through a NBA League Pass.
NBA TV can be accessed via NBA website and the official NBA app. Free trial schemes are available for the NBA League pass depending on your country.
You can use the NBA app to watch the games on your smartphones, TV and consoles.
1 more scrimmage and then we’re back! pic.twitter.com/5p9kS6pBwW
— Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) July 27, 2020
Fox Sports had revealed earlier that they would telecast all the scrimmages involving the Orlando Magic. However, this game will shown on tape. The game will be live-streamed on Fox Sports Go though.
Magic vs Nuggets Scrimmage Team News
Jonathan Isaac will participate in the final Orlando Magic tune-up before the seeding games of the NBA restart tip off. Wes Iwundu will sit this one out after receiving four stitches above his left eye during the game against the Lakers. Fultz is also not expected to play a part tonight.
Magic available roster: Aaron Gordon, BJ Johnson, Augustin, Mo Bamba, Gary Clark, Khem Birch, Michael Carter-Williams, James Ennis III, Evan Fournier, Melvin Frazier Jr., Jonathan Isaac, Vic Law, Terrence Ross, Nikola Vucevic.
Nuggets on the other hand will look to build on their impressive showings. The squad has had to deal with a foray of injuries and absentees inside the bubble. The Nuggets are expected to get to full strength when the league resumes though.
Nuggets available roster: Nikola Jokic, Bol Bol, Torrey Craig, Cancar, Troy Daniels, Jerami Grant, Mason Plumlee, Noah Vonleh
What to expect from both the teams heading into the restart?
The Nuggets sit behind the Lakers and the Clippers in the third place in the Western Conference this season. Led by Jokic and an able supporting cast around him, the Nuggets might end up being the dark-horses in the stacked West.
They still have a chance too grab the number two spot from the Clippers who are 1.5 games ahead of them. However, with the kind of form Clippers are in, with both Kawhi and Paul George fit, this looks like a tough ask.
Magic on the other hand occupy the 8th position in the east and look way ahead of the chasing pack with 5.5 games ahead of the rest. They even have the opportunity to topple the Nets for the 7th seed and thus, avoid a first round playoff series against Giannis and his Bucks.
That should be a fairly easy task, with the Nets missing so many players in the Bubble. Both KD and Kyrie are out because of injury and a few of their stars have not travelled to Bubble.