Game night preview
ORLANDO MAGIC vs NEW JERSEY NETS
Friday, Nov. 13. 7:00 p.m.
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In their final matchup of the week, the Orlando Magic will host the New Jersey Nets (0-7) on Friday at 7 p.m. ET. The Magic have dominated the Nets at home in recent history, winning five of the last six meetings in Orlando. In their only matchup of this season, the Magic rolled to a 95-85 victory in New Jersey on October 30. Dwight Howard posted his first 20-20 game of the season, notching 20 points and 22 rebounds. Vince Carter was on pace for a 40-plus point contest, but was forced to leave the game with a sprained ankle in the second quarter after erupting for 16 early points. Still, Orlando won’t let past success get in the way of the task at hand. “You know they are going to be coming for us just like everybody else,” Magic forward Matt Barnes explained. “We really have to set the tempo early and just try to take it to them for 48 minutes.” New Jersey is also dealing with its share of injuries. Chris Douglas-Roberts (illness) Devin Harris (groin), Yi Jianlian (knee) and Courtney Lee (groin) have all missed games due to injury. However, the Magic still recognize that the Nets still possess plenty of young talent. “I know they have a few players hurt, but they have a lot of good young players,” Barnes said. “Teams like that have no fears.”
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The Magic are whopping 15 1/2 point favorites.