Saturday , Nov , 27 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Orlando Magic Team Report – November 27

=== Orlando Magic Team Report – November 27 ===

(Sports Network) – The Orlando Magic will host the Philadelphia 76ers
tonight at TD Waterhouse Centre.

The Magic picked up a victory on Friday, as they posted an easy 117-99
win over the Atlanta Hawks. Steve Francis tallied 29 points, eight
rebounds and six assists to lead Orlando to the win at Philips Arena.

Dwight Howard, who grew up in Atlanta, added 24 points and nine boards for the
Magic, who have won three of four.

The victory allowed Orlando to improve its road record to 3-3 on the season.

The Magic have been excellent at home this season, winning four of their five
games at TD Waterhouse Centre. The Sixers, on the other hand, haven’t been
good on the road, as they have managed only a 1-3 mark away from the City of
Brotherly Love.

Philadelphia posted a 96-87 home win over the Magic on November 14 of this
season. It was the seventh win for the Sixers in the last 10 meetings between
the teams. Most of the recent matchups have been close affairs, as nine of the
last 11 contests in the series have been decided by seven points or less.

The Sixers have won three of their last five in Orlando, but the Magic has
taken nine of the last 13 meetings on their homecourt.