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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Nets/Magic preview

On the second game of a five-game homestand, the Magic (31-19, 12-9 home) take on struggling NJ (20-28, 10-13 road), who has lost 11 of their last 13 games, including a 105-90 home loss to the Lakers TUE night. Stromile Swift, recently obtained by NJ from MEM for Jason Collins, most likely will not play tonight.

The probable starting lineup for NJ:

G... Jason Kidd (11.1 ppg, 10.4 asts, 8.1 rebs)
G... Vince Carter (20.7 ppg, 5.5 rebs, 5.1 asts)
F... Richard Jefferson (23.8 ppg)
F... Sean Williams (7.3 ppg, 5.6 rebs)
C... Josh Boone (7.7 ppg, 6.9 rebs)

Top reserves: Bostjan Nachbar (10.0 ppg); Malik Allen (5.7 ppg); Nenad Krstic (4.2 ppg); Darrell Armstrong (2.1 ppg)

NJ is averaging 93.5 ppg, while allowing 99.5 ppg; ORL is averaging 103.7 ppg, while allowing 100.4 ppg.

The Magic and Nets each have won at the other's arena this season, with the Nets beating the Magic by 1 pt last month. The Magic are double-digit favorites by 11 pts (www.pinnaclesports.com).


  • At 3:30 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Judging from what I've read today in the Sentinel, it looks like Nelson will continue to sit with limited playing time, if any, while Arroyo starts and Dooling backs him up. Coach Van Gundy is having a difficult time sorting this through with Nelson now healthy and ready for action.

    I backed the contract extension that Otis Smith gave Nelson before the season started, but it's now apparent that Smith made a major mistake in doing so.

    Magic must not allow what happened last month to the Nets to happen again. After being solidly outplayed by the Mavs on MON, I look for the Magic to bounce back... Magic by 9.

  • At 4:40 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Against the mavs the magic started off slowly and could never really catch up,if we get a good effort to start the game that usually carries us through so im expecting them to come out play more aggressive defensively. Magic win. Dont know what will happen with the rotation,but i'd rather see jameer backing up at the point rather than keyon,when keyon plays the point,mo evans,turk and rashard play alot more minutes because bogans is the only back-up on the perimeter then(because JJ doesnt play). We play alot better when we use our depth.


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