5 Facts to Know for Knicks-Magic

The Knicks begin a set of back-to-back games today, as they take on the Magic at The Garden.

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*Facts Courtesy of the New York Knicks

1 Will Porzingis Play?

The Knicks received a scare Wednesday after Kristaps Porzingis was forced to leave Wednesday’s win over the Heat due to suffering a right ankle injury.

X-rays were negative, but the 22-year-old is listed as questionable for today’s game against Orlando.

2 Welcome Back, Kanter

Despite losing Porzingis, the Knicks didn’t miss a beat without their star thanks to the reinsertion of Enes Kanter back in the lineup.

In just 25 minutes, Kanter produced yet another double-double against Miami — 22 points and 14 rebounds — and continues his strong play this season.

3 The Last Time They Met ...

This will be the second time this season the Knicks will face the Magic and the home side will be looking to avenge its 112-99 loss in Orlando back on Nov. 8.

Without Porzingis and on the back end of back-to-back games, the Knicks kept it close, but faded in the fourth quarter.

Tim Hardaway Jr. led the Knicks with a team-high 26 points in the contest.

4 Scouting the Magic

The Magic have struggled since their win over the Knicks — they’re 9-14 this season — and are coming off a 133-112 loss to the Warriors Friday.

Aaron Gordon scored a game-high 29 points in the defeat and is leading the Magic in points per game this season, averaging 19.0.

5 December to Remember?

The Knicks enter a favorable part of the schedule, beginning with today’s matchup against the Magic. Six of their next seven games are against teams currently under .500.