NETS GAMENIGHT: #Nets (1-1) @ #Magic (1-2)

Updated: November 3, 2013


Brooklyn Nets (1-1) @ Orlando Magic (1-2)

Amway Center 6:00

TV: YES – RADIO: CBS 880[/box]

[quote_simple]NETS STARTERS

The starting lineup will be Deron Williams playing alongside Joe Johnson in the backcourt with Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and the man in the middle Brook Lopez up front.

The Nets will have all players available tonight in Orlando and the minutes restriction on Deron Williams should be gone and Andrei Kirilenko should get more minutes in his second game.

Jason Kidd will make his coaching debut tonight after serving a two-game suspension for his DUI charge.

[box]Game Notes:

Brooklyn is going for their fifth straight victory over the Magic as the Nets swept its four-game series with Orlando during the 2012-13 season.

The Nets have won three straight in Orlando and have done it in easy fashion by an average of 19.8 points per contest.

Brooklyn averaged 96.0 points and made 41.7 percent of its 3-pointers against the Magic in 2012-13.


[quote_simple]WHAT TO LOOK FOR

Start a streak

The Nets are looking to build off their big home win against the Heat and put back-to-back wins on the board and start a winning streak.

The starting five now has two games under their belt and will look to dominate the young Magic and get used to playing with one another at the same time.

[box]”It was good that we got a taste of this type of atmosphere this early in the season to try to see where we’re at,” Pierce said. “Miami, whenever they come into town, they’re a measuring stick for everybody, so it was good for us to come out and get the win.”


The Magic starting lineup will be Jameer Nelson and Aaron Afflalo in the backcourt with Maurice Harkless, Jason Maxiell and Nikola Vucevic playing in the frontcourt.

The Magic are a young team with a ton of talent and a top draft pick in Victor Oladipo who should challenge for the rookie of the year award by years end.

They are currently in the middle of a four-game homestand and the first game was a 110-90 rout of New Orleans on Friday.

Arron Afflalo led the way with 30 points in the victory and after scoring 28 in a 120-115 overtime loss to Minnesota on Wednesday.

[box]”When we’re able to dictate what we want the opponents to do we’re in good shape and we were able to do that,” coach Jacque Vaughn said. “Our focus on our game plan was there right from the start. To keep them under 40 percent all night, we’ll take that. It will give us a chance.”






Glen Davis – out – (left foot rehabilitation)

Tobias Harris – out – (sprained left ankle)

Solomon Jones – out – (torn left lateral meniscus)


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