Game time: Monday at 10 p.m. ET
TV: FOX Sports Florida
A visit to Portland might not offer the Orlando Magic the ideal opportunity to snap their longest skid in seven seasons.
The Magic look to avoid a ninth consecutive loss Monday night against the Trail Blazers, who are trying to win eight straight at home for the second time in three seasons.
Orlando (12-21) was riding a season-high four-game winning streak when starting forward Glen Davis was lost for at least four weeks after he sprained his left shoulder during a 90-83 win over Washington on Dec. 19. The Magic have not won since, allowing 104.6 points per contest during their eight-game skid - the team's longest since Feb. 6-22, 2006.
The Magic last lost nine in a row during a 13-game slide March 13-April 10, 2004.
"I told our guys that this is about different challenges throughout the course of the season and everyone wants to win - it's what makes us competitors," first-year coach Jacque Vaughn said.