The Nets Are Scorching

Game 79 Preview: Orlando Magic vs. New Jersey Nets

Alright, the game at 8:00 tonight, and since the Yankees aren’t playing tonight, the game is on YES.

  • Orlando is winning the season series vs. the Nets 2-0.
  • Both games were @ Orlando, the first loss was by 17 and the second was by 3.
  • Orlando is 8-2 in their last 10 while the Nets are 2-8.
  • The Magic are 20-20 on the road, while the Nets are 17-22 at home.
  • The Magic are still competing with the Boston Celtics for the #2 seed.  They will be firing on all cylinders against us.

Nets Starting Lineup

Now I am just guessing with this line-up.  I don’t think we will be seeing Harris at all, so here is who I think will be starting.  I will let you know if it is any different.

  • PG – Keyon Dooling
  • SG – CDR
  • SF – Vince Carter
  • PF – Ryan Anderson
  • C – Brook Lopez

Celtics Starting Lineup

  • PG – Rafer Alston
  • SG – Courtney Lee
  • SF – Rashard Lewis
  • PF – Hedo Turkoglu
  • C – Dwight Howard

Their Mismatches

  • Rafer Alston vs. Keyon Dooling – I think Keyon will be playing point for us tonight.  He is not too familiar playing point, but he does have experience.  Rafer Alston does not get enough credit for being a great point guard.  I actually think him playing point for the Magic is an upgrade over Jameer Nelson.  Anyway, I don’t think there is any way Keyon will be able to stay in front of him.

Our Mismatches

  • Vince Carter vs. Courtney Lee – Courtney Lee is a rookie, and I think VC will be able to just be able to out perform him.  He is going to need to take it to the rack though.

Key Matchup

  • Brook Lopez vs. Dwight Howard -This is going to be an awesome matchup.  Dwight Howard is going to be fired up because he had a subpar game against the Knicks.  Brook is going to be fired up because it is Brookie Night!  Fireworks are going to fly.

Final Random Thoughts

  • The Magic were embarrassed by the Knicks last night.  They were flat.  You know that Stan Van Gundy won’t let them be flat tonight.
  • The Nets probably will be giving out more burn to players like CDR and Boone.  Especially with Devin Harris most likely out.
  • Will Yi get time?  I am actually expecting a DNP, but he may see a few minutes.

The Result

  • With the young guys getting more time, and the Magic coming out fired up, I am afraid this will be a blowout.  I am talking 30 points.  We better be careful.

April 11, 2009 - Posted by | Game Previews

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