Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone signals against the Milwaukee Bucks during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in Denver. Malone leads the Nuggets into Wednesday’s road game against the Orlando Magic. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Denver Nuggets (10-10, ninth in the Western Conference) vs. Orlando Magic (4-18, 15th in the Eastern Conference)

Orlando, Florida; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets square off against the Orlando Magic. Jokic ranks fourth in the league scoring 26.2 points per game.

The Magic are 1-8 on their home court. Orlando is 2-3 when it turns the ball over less than its opponents and averages 14.5 turnovers per game.

The Nuggets have gone 3-6 away from home. Denver is at the bottom of the Western Conference with 42.9 rebounds per game led by Jokic averaging 13.7.

TOP PERFORMERS: Cole Anthony is shooting 36.6% from beyond the arc with 2.8 made 3-pointers per game for the Magic, while averaging 19.6 points, 6.8 rebounds and 5.9 assists. Franz Wagner is averaging 13.3 points over the last 10 games for Orlando.

Jokic is shooting 59.5% and averaging 26.2 points for the Nuggets. Aaron Gordon is averaging 15.8 points over the last 10 games for Denver.

LAST 10 GAMES: Magic: 1-9, averaging 99.5 points, 45.2 rebounds, 22.1 assists, 7.0 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 40.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.1 points per game.

Nuggets: 4-6, averaging 105.4 points, 41.2 rebounds, 24.2 assists, 5.7 steals and 3.3 blocks per game while shooting 45.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.3 points.

INJURIES: Magic: Jalen Suggs: out (thumb), Jonathan Isaac: out (knee), E’Twaun Moore: out (knee), Cole Anthony: out (ankle), Michael Carter-Williams: out (left ankle), Markelle Fultz: out (knee).

Nuggets: PJ Dozier: out (acl), Michael Porter Jr.: out (back), JaMychal Green: out (elbow), Jamal Murray: out (knee).

The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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