A team has won 8 of the last 9 games and lost 1 point in a single game.
The other team lost 4 games in a row.
A team enters the season with championship aspirations.
Another team is continuing its rebuilding process.
They will meet Tuesday at the Amway Center at 7pm
So which team is the Magic, and which team is the touted Los Angeles Lakers?
The rebuilding Magic are on fire.
With each team tied for 13th in the division, Orlando (13-21) can beat the Lakers (13-20) in its only visit to Central Florida this regular season.
Over the past 10 games, the Magic are averaging 116.3 points, 46.9 rebounds, 23.5 assists, 7.5 steals and 4.4 blocks while shooting 46.6 percent from the field, with big man Franz Wagner shooting 46.8 %, averaging 20.7 points per game.
The Magic, 9-9 at home, travel to Detroit on Wednesday night before returning for games in Washington (Friday), Oklahoma City (January 4) and Memphis (January 5).
Mavericks star Luka Doncic scored 32 points in the Lakers’ 124-115 loss to Dallas as the Mavericks scored 51 points in the third quarter, the highest scoring quarter on Christmas in NBA history and the league’s best this season section of
LeBron James scored 38 points, one below his season high, and the Lakers led by 12 early in the third quarter before the Mavericks took over.
Now Los Angeles will look for a remedy against the Magic.