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Orlando Magic vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Game 1: How to watch, TV channel, streaming, start time, injury report and stats

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Orlando Magic, two athletic teams who play strong defense, meet in Ohio for Game 1 of their first-round 2024 NBA Playoffs series.

The Cavs went 48-34 to seal the fourth seed in the East. Orlando's 47-35 record got them the fifth seed in the conference.

How to watch Orlando Magic vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Game 1, TV channel and streaming

Game 1 of the Orlando Magic vs. Cleveland Cavaliers series will be broadcast on ESPN, which can be watched with cable TV or streaming apps with ESPN which include YouTubeTV, FuboTV and SlingTV.

Orlando Magic vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Game 1 start time, date and venue

Game 1 of the Eastern Conference first-round series between the Orlando Magic and Cleveland Cavaliers is scheduled to tip off at 1 PM ET on Saturday, April 20 with the game taking place at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio.

Orlando Magic vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Game 1 injury report

Orlando Magic: No injuries to report

Cleveland Cavaliers: Ty Jerome - ankle, out; Donovan Mitchell - knee, day-to-day; Darius Garland - back, day-to-day; Sam Merrill - neck, day-to-day; Dean Wade - knee, day-to-day

Orlando Magic vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Game 1 predicted lineups

Orlando Magic: Jalen Suggs, Gary Harris, Franz Wagner, Paolo Banchero, Jonathan Isaac

Cleveland Cavaliers: Darius Garland, Donovan Mitchell, Max Strus, Evan Mobley, Jarrett Allen

Orlando Magic vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Game 1 stats

  • The Orlando Magic rank 24th in points per game (110.5) but they allow the fourth-fewest points per game (108.4); the Cleveland Cavaliers rank 20th in points per game (112.6) but allow the seventh-fewest points (110.2).
  • Orlando gets to the free throw line more often than any team (24.4 attempts per game, .287 free throws per field goal attempt) but makes the fifth-lowest percentage of its foul shots (75.9 percent).
  • The Cavs rank 12th in field goal percentage (47.9 percent); the Magic rank 15th with a 47.6 field goal percentage.
  • Orlando is one of the best teams at forcing turnovers but they allow only the 18th-lowest defensive field goal percentage at 47.4 percent; Cleveland forces far fewer turnovers but allows the sixth-lowest defensive field goal percentage at 46.3 percent.
  • Cleveland plays at the ninth-slowest pace in the league with 97.2 possessions per game while Orlando is even slower, playing at the sixth-slowest pace with 96.9 possessions per game.
  • These teams split their season series 2-2, with each team winning once at home and once on the road.
  • The Cavaliers are 4-6 straight up in their last 10 games and 3-7 against the spread in that span, and the Magic 5-5 straight up and 4-6 ATS in their last 10.
  • Donovan Mitchell is Cleveland's only 20+ point-per-game scorer with 26.6 a contest, while Paolo Banchero is Orlando's only player with more than 20 points per game at 22.6.

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