First road game for Magic at Nets tonight
ORLANDO MAGIC at NEW JERSEY NETS
Friday, Oct. 30. 8:00 p.m.
East Rutherford, NJ
2009-10 Television Schedule
The Orlando Magic start their first road trip of the season against the New Jersey Nets on Friday at 8 p.m. ET. The contest will mark a homecoming for eight-time All-Star Vince Carter and forward Ryan Anderson, who were dealt from New Jersey to Orlando during the 2009 offseason in exchange for point guard Rafer Alston, shooting guard Courtney Lee and big man Tony Battie. While the media’s focus will be on Lee’s first matchup against his former team, the Magic’s defensive game plan will be centered around slowing down All-Star point guard Devin Harris. “Devin is lightning quick and he’s shooting the ball extremely well,” said his former teammate, Vince Carter. “I think he’s emerging into a leader.” Another player Orlando will have its eyes on is center Brook Lopez. The second-year standout from Stanford displayed tremendous growth during his rookie campaign and is starting to become a go-to player in Nets Head Coach Lawrence Frank’s offense. “He got the opportunity to become a starter (within) the first month of the season,” Vince Carter said of Lopez’s role during his inaugural season. “He took advantage of it and really learned the game.”
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The Magic are a 10 1/2 point favorite.