ORLANDO MAGIC VS. NEW JERSEY NETS


GameNight Specifics
NBA Coverage: Game Info
Date: Thursday, December 29
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Amway Center (ORLANDO, FL)
Radio: AM 580 WDBO, AM 1270 WRLZ
Television: FS Florida



PROJECTED MATCHUPS

LINEUPS MAY CHANGE BY GAME TIME


TEAM
PG
SG
C
PF
SF
R
NETS
Deron Williams

Anthony Morrow

Johan Petro

Kris Humphries

Damion James

DeShawn Stevenson
MAGIC
Jameer Nelson

Jason Richardson

Dwight Howard

Ryan Anderson

Hedo Turkoglu

Glen Davis





















PREGAME INFO


Last Season's Results: Orlando dominated New Jersey last season - winning all four meetings.

Nov. 5: Dwight Howard enjoyed a spectacular performance as his game-high 30 points and 16 rebounds catapulted Orlando to a big win at home.

Nov. 13: Howard tallied 16 points and 10 rebounds and Jameer Nelson connected on a game-winning stepback fadeaway shot along the baseline with 4.1 seconds remaining.

Dec. 27: Hedo Turkoglu led six Magic players in double figures with 20 points and Howard added 19 points and 13 rebounds as Orlando edged New jersey.

March 25: Howard registered 21 points and 14 rebounds, Turkoglu compiled 20 points and Jameer Nelson had 16 as the Magic completed a season sweep of the Nets.

Key Matchup: Jameer Nelson vs. Deron Williams

This contest will be a good early test for Nelson to prove he belongs in the discussion amongst the elite point guards in the NBA. Williams, who was acquired by New Jersey in the middle of last season, averaged 21 points and 10 assists for the Jazz and Nets combined in 2010-11.

Instant Analysis: New Jersey's hopes of making the playoffs this season may have taken a big hit with the news that Brook Lopez will be out 6-8 weeks after breaking his right foot.

Deron Williams will have to carry the load on a regular basis if the Nets want to make significant improvements from last season.

Other Notables: The Magic have won seven straight and 14 of the last 17 meetings with the Nets. They have also won eight of the last nine matchups in Orlando. Ryan Anderson was drafted by New Jersey and played there for one season and Earl Clark is originally from the Garden State.

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