The Orlando Magic wrap their five-game homestand Friday night when they host the Brooklyn Nets. Tipoff is set for 7 PM Eastern on Fox Sports Florida in the Orlando market. The Orlando Pinstriped Post GameThread will appear at 5 PM in this StoryStream and on the cover.
Friday's game marks the final visit to Orlando for the Nets, who dealt Orlando a 39-point loss on November 9th.
Orlando opened its homestand with two wins, but lost its previous outings as the competition got more fierce.
The Nets, for their part, have won four straight games to pull into a tie for second place in the Eastern Conference. They'll be without center Brook Lopez on Friday as the four-year veteran has a sprained ligament in his foot. Lopez has averaged 17 points and 6.5 boards against Orlando in 2012/13, shooting 56 percent from the field.