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Game Preview: Brooklyn Nets at Orlando Magic

2014 April 9
by Andrew Melnick

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The Orlando Magic were victorious on Saturday night, defeating the Minnesota Timberwolves 100-92. The Nets defeated the Miami Heat Tuesday night 88-87.

These two teams met back on November 3 in Orlando. Led by 19 points and 12 rebounds from Nikola Vucevic and 17 points and 11 rebounds from Andrew Nicholson, the Magic blew out the Nets 107-86.

They played again on January 21 and the Nets got a 101-90 win behind 18 points from Andray Blatche.

These two teams will meet again Sunday in Brooklyn.

The Magic are 22-25 while the Nets are 43-34.

The Magic rank 28th in offensive rating (99.3), 16th in defensive rating (104.5) and play at the league’s 15th-fastest pace (96.03). The Nets are 14th in offensive rating (104.7) 16th in defensive rating (104.5) and play at the league’s 25th-fastest pace (93.63).

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Tip-off from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida is scheduled for 7:00 pm EST and will be shown locally on FS Florida.

As always, if you can’t watch the game, you can listen on the radio – in English on AM 580 WDBO and FM 96.5 and in Spanish on AM 1270 WRLZ.

The officials for tonight’s game are Tom Washington, Eric Dalen and Scott Wall.

The Line: -

Starters:

Brooklyn Nets

Kevin Garnett
Mirza Teletovic
Joe Johnson
Alan Anderson
Deron Williams

Orlando Magic

Dewayne Dedmon*
Kyle O’Quinn
Maurice Harkless
Arron Afflalo
Jameer Nelson

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  • Nikola Vucevic* missed Saturday’s game with a sore left achilles tendon and Dewayne Dedmon started in his place. He is listed as questionable.
  • Andray Blatche (illness) did not play Tuesday.
  • Kevin Garnett (back) continues to sit.
  • Brook Lopez (foot surgery) is, of course, out for the season.

Nets Resources:

The Brooklyn Game
ESPN New York
From Russia With Dunk
Nets Daily
Newsday
NJ.com
New York Daily News
SNY Nets
 

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