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Projected record: 27-55, 13th in East


Elfrid Payton, Aaron Gordon, Roy Devyn Marble

Orlando Magic draftees Elfrid Payton, Aaron Gordon, Roy Marble. (AP)

Head coach: Jacque Vaughn
2013-14 record: 23-59
2013-14 ORtg: 99.3 (29th)
2013-14 DRtg: 104.9 (T-17th)
Players in: Seth Curry, Channing Frye, Aaron Gordon, Ben Gordon, Willie Green, Roy Marble, Elfrid Payton, Luke Ridnour, Peyton Siva
Players out: Arron Afflalo, Doron Lamb, Jason Maxiell, E'Twaun Moore, Jameer Nelson, Ronnie Price, rights to Milovan Rakovic
Projected Starting Lineup: Luke Ridnour, Victor Oladipo, Tobias Harris, Channing Frye, Nikola Vucevic

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Kevin Garnett, Andray Blatche, Paul Pierce

The Brooklyn Nets did it again, putting up a dominant victory over the Orlando Magic. (AP)

Hello, earlybirds. Thank you for your continued support of The Brooklyn Game. Be a part of the madness and pick up a shirt from The Brooklyn Game Store. Your support keeps us alive.

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Nets Magic Basketball

The Nets look to make up for November's loss to the Orlando Magic. (AP)

The 17-22 Brooklyn Nets may have had one of their best wins of the season Monday afternoon against their cross-bridge rival New York Knicks, but they won't have much down time to enjoy it: they'll come to Barclays Center in the snowstorm to take on the 11-30 Orlando Magic in Brooklyn.

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The Nets suffered a blowout loss at the hands of Andrew Nicholson and the Orlando Magic. (AP)

The Nets suffered a blowout loss at the hands of Andrew Nicholson and the Orlando Magic. (AP)

Check out the advanced box score from last night's dismal Brooklyn Nets loss at the hands of the Orlando Magic here.

Five final takeaways:
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Wow. Just when I thought Paul Pierce had the Dunk of the Night, Orlando Magic rookie sensation Victor Oladipo threw down a 2-handed 360 dunk in fast-break. Granted, it looks like Oladipo fouled Deron Williams when he got the steal, but the dunk was an insane display of Oladipo's athleticism.

Even with all of these impressive dunks, this game was still ugly. In the words of former ultra-minority owner Jay-Z, "On to the next one."

Nets vs. Magic: The Leaders

Posted on: November 3rd, 2013 by Rick Barry1971 Comments


From the YES Network

From the YES Network


After beating LeBron James & the Miami Heat, the Nets travel to Orlando. (AP)

After beating LeBron James & the Miami Heat, the Nets travel to Orlando. (AP)

While most of New York City is preoccupied with the New York Marathon (which runs right past Barclays Center), the Brooklyn Nets are in Orlando to take on the Orlando Magic, hoping to move above .500 for the first time this season.

It's been quite some time since a matchup between these two teams was serious media fodder, not since Dwight Howard patrolled the lane in Orlando two seasons ago. Now, the matchup takes a backseat to the bench: Nets head coach Jason Kidd will coach his first official NBA game tonight, after serving a two-game suspension to start the season for pleading guilty to driving while impaired by alcohol.

When & Where: 6:00 P.M. tonight, Amway Center, Orlando
Watch: YES Network
Listen: CBS 880 AM

Three of our writers roundtable on tonight's matchup:

1. The X-Factor for the Orlando Magic is...

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Gerald "Crash" Wallace, normally known for hitting the floor with relative ease and consistency, did not go through his regular hardwood-bashing on this layup, thanks to a kind Glen Davis: Davis caught Crash in air with a tender bear hug and lowered him gently to the floor.

I love the NBA.



Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson breaks Orlando Magic guard J.J. Redick down just a bit off the dribble, gets him in a post-up to draw in the defense, then hits Brook Lopez with a perfect feed for an open dunk. It was the second possession in a row Johnson hit Lopez for an open dunk. Watch: