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Tonight's Orlando Magic Game: at New Jersey Nets

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The Orlando Magic have a great opportunity to end their two-game losing skid tonight when they visit the middling New Jersey Nets at the Prudential Center. New Jersey, though coming off a win against the Cleveland Cavaliers, ranks average or worse almost across the board, with the exception of on the defensive glass, where it's the league's sixth-best team. Point guard Devin Harris and power forwards Derrick Favors and Kris Humphries rank as the only Nets with a Player Efficiency Rating over the league average of 15. Franchise center Brook Lopez is off to a slow start as well, and tonight's matchup against Dwight Howard doesn't bode well for his chances of bouncing back, as Howard has thoroughly owned their head-to-head meetings.

The Magic also have room for improvement, however. Keeping Humphries and Favors off the glass, and Harris out of the lane, will go a long way toward ensuring victory. They also need to at least match the Nets' energy.

Orlando's caught a break, of sorts, with Terrence Williams out of the lineup tonight. Williams provided a great spark off New Jersey's bench when these teams met eight days ago.

2010/2011 NBA Season
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New Jersey Nets main logo
5-3 (1-1 road)
Lost 2
3-5 (2-3 home)
Won 1
November 13th, 2010
Prudential Center
7:00 PM
Sun Sports
Probable Starters
Jameer Nelson PG Devin Harris
Vince Carter SG Anthony Morrow
Quentin Richardson SF Travis Outlaw
Rashard Lewis PF Kris Humphries
Dwight Howard C Brook Lopez
Season Series
November 5th: Magic 105, Nets 90
2010/11 Advanced Stats
95.0 (13th) Pace 90.2 (28th)
105.1 (19th) ORtg 101.6 (26th)
98.1 (1st) DRtg 106.7 (16th)
Game Officials
Bill Kennedy
Kane Fitzgerald
Zach Zarba