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Game Preview: Orlando Magic at Brooklyn Nets

2014 April 13
by Andrew Melnick

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The Orlando Magic were defeated by the Washington Wizards 96-86 on Friday night. The Nets were also in action Friday night, falling to the Atlanta Hawks 93-88.

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.

Arron Afflalo scored 24 points and the Magic defeated the Nets 115-111 on Wednesday night.

The Magic are 23-56 while the Nets are 43-36.

The Magic rank 29th in offensive rating (99.5), 16th in defensive rating (104.6) and play at the league’s 15th-fastest pace (96.00). The Nets are 13th in offensive rating (104.6) 17th in defensive rating (104.7) and play at the league’s 25th-fastest pace (93.65).

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Tip-off from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York is scheduled for 6:00 pm EST and will be shown locally on FS Florida and nationally on NBA TV.

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 Derrick Stafford, Tony Brown and Scott Twardoski.

The Line: - 10.5 (196.5)

Starters:

Brooklyn Nets

Kevin Garnett
Andrei Kirilenko
Paul Pierce
Joe Johnson
Deron Williams

Orlando Magic

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

KG

  • Nikola Vucevic* missed Friday’s game with a sore left achilles tendon and Dewayne Dedmon started in his place. He is listed as questionable.
  • Alan Anderson (strained abdominal muscle), Andray Blatche (illness), Shaun Livingston (sprained right big toe) and Deron Williams (knee) all missed Friday’s loss to the Hawks.
  • 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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