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Magic vs. Nets: Homestand continues with visit from Eastern contenders

Orlando gets to test itself Sunday against one of the league's most talented teams.

Joe Johnson
Joe Johnson
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The Orlando Magic continue their four-game homestand Sunday evening when they host the Brooklyn Nets at Amway Center.

Tipoff between Orlando and Brooklyn is set for 6 PM Eastern on Fox Sports Florida and ESPN 580 AM in Orlando. The Orlando Pinstriped Post GameThread will appear at 4 PM in this StoryStream and on the cover.

Orlando's last time out: The Magic rolled the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday in their home opener, 110-90, behind 30 points from the newly efficient Arron Afflalo and 20 from Maurice Harkless. The margin of victory was the second-largest in Jacque Vaughn's tenure as Magic coach. Five Orlando players scored in double-figures and another had nine points as the Magic shot 55.7 percent from the floor and 50 percent from three-point range.

Brooklyn's last time out: The Nets improved to 1-1 on Friday with their narrow victory against the defending champion Miami Heat. Joe Johnson sank two free throws with three seconds to play to give Brooklyn a three-point lead, and then the Nets fouled intentionally to send Miami to the foul line rather than let it shoot a potential overtime-forcing triple. Johnson and Paul Pierce scored 19 apiece for the Nets.

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In 2012/13: Brooklyn dominated the Magic in the first season-series between the teams since the Nets left New Jersey, winning all four games by an average of 19.8 points. In the most recent meeting, the Nets cruised to a 20-point win behind 20 points and nine assists from Deron Williams, while Orlando shot only 40.5 percent from the field.

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