Orlando Magic vs. Cleveland Cavaliers, Game 3

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cavs (2-0) host the Orlando Magic (0-2) at 7:30 tonight in the first of a three-game homestand.

What’s up with the Cavs: They haven’t lost to the Magic since Nov. 23 of 2012, a streak of 14 consecutive wins. This is the first of 16 back-to-back games for Cleveland. The Cavs open the season with 10 of the first 14 games at home.

Cavs injuries: Channing Frye (bereavement) is out.

What’s up with the Magic: Orlando lost 108-82 to the Pistons in Auburn Hills, Mich., last night. The Magic is in the middle of a three-game road trip. Orlando was just at The Q for a preseason game on Oct. 5. Frank Vogel is in his first season as coach.

Magic injuries: Jodie Meeks (broken metatarsal) is out.

Projected starters


F LeBron James (20.0 ppg; 9.5 rpg; 4.5 apg)

F Kevin Love (20.5 ppg; 11.0 rpg; 2.0 apg)

C Tristan Thompson (5.5 ppg; 8.0 rpg; 0.5 apg)

G J.R. Smith (8.0 ppg; 1.5 rpg; 1.0 apg)

G Kyrie Irving (27.5 ppg; 4.0 rpg; 5.0 apg)


F Aaron Gordon (14.5 ppg; 7.5 rpg; 2.0 apg)

F Serge Ibaka (9.0 ppg; 5.0 rpg; 0.0 apg)

C Nikola Vucevic (12.0 ppg; 14.0 rpg; 3.0 apg)

G Evan Fournier (14.0 ppg; 3.0 rpg; 3.0 apg)

G Elfrid Payton (15.5 ppg; 4.5 rpg; 5.5 apg)

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