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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Magic/Nets preview

The Magic (36-22, 16-11 home), winners of four of their last five games, take on the new-look Nets (25-31, 11-16 road), winners of five of their last seven games and four home games in a row. NJ is adjusting to life without traded G Jason Kidd, and is coming off a 102-91 win over IND on SAT, with Richard Jefferson scoring 36 pts.

The probable starting lineup for NJ:

G... Marcus Williams (4.3 ppg)
G... Vince Carter (20.7 ppg, 5.7 rebs. 5.2 asts)
F... Richard Jefferson (23.5 ppg)
F... Nenad Krstic (4.5 ppg)
C... Josh Boone (7.9 ppg, 7.0 rebs)

Top reserves: Devin Harris (14.4 ppg); Bostjan Nachbar (9.9 ppg); Sean Williams (7.2 ppg, 5.4 rebs); Stromile Swift (6.6 ppg); Darrell Armstrong (2.5 ppg)

NJ is averaging 94.2 ppg while allowing 99.1 ppg; ORL is averaging 104.4 ppg while allowing 100.7.

The Magic have beaten NJ two out of three games this season, winning in NJ by 25 pts in NOV. Magic are 5 pt favorites tonight (www.pinnaclesports.com).

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