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Mavericks return from the All-Star break to face the Magic

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In their first game in 10 days, the Mavericks take on the Magic in Orlando.

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The Mavericks return from the All-Star break ready to take on the Orlando Magic.

Hold on, it's been a while. What's going on with the Mavs?

Feels like forever, right? The Mavericks entered the All-Star Break on a bit of a losing streak, having won just one of their last five games (an OT victory over Memphis), which left them three games behind the Grizzlies in sixth place in the Western Conference.

Although Dallas didn't send anyone to the All-Star game this year, Dwight Powell played in this year's Rising Stars game, earning a double-double as a member of Team World.

Finally, and somewhat unsurprisingly, Dallas stood pat at the trade deadline yesterday, turning down offers for Powell and rookie Justin Anderson.

What have the Magic done lately?

The Magic's most notable accomplishment of late is Aaron Gordon's insane (losing) performance in this year's dunk contest. If for some reason you were away from the Internet for the last week, please enjoy:



Did the Magic make any trades yesterday?

Orlando was one of the few active teams in an otherwise boring trade deadline. They sent Tobias Harris to the Pistons in exchange for Ersan Ilyasova and Brandon Jennings and Channing Frye to the Cavaliers for a second round pick and Jared Cunningham's contract.

The Magic entered the break with a losing record and are currently 3.5 games out of the playoffs in the East. For more on where these trades leave the team, visit Orlando Pinstriped Post.

How to watch

Tonight's game tips off at 6:00 p.m. Central and can be seen on Fox Sports Southwest in the Dallas area, on Fox Sports Florida in Orlando, and on NBA League Pass elsewhere.