Brooklyn Nets at Orlando Magic: TV info, live stream, injury report

Brooklyn Nets Joe Harris. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Gary Bassing/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The Brooklyn Nets and Orlando Magic will complete their 3-game season series over the next 15 days, beginning Friday at Amway Center in Orlando.

The Brooklyn Nets have an opportunity Friday to climb above the .500 mark for the first time since they were 3-2 on Oct. 25, 2017, when they visit the Orlando Magic at Amway Center for a 7 p.m. Eastern tip.

Brooklyn (23-23) has reached the .500 mark four times this season, previously holding records of 1-1, 2-2 and 6-6, but has not been able to get past the break-even mark.

The Nets are 15-5 in their last 20 games and enter Friday with consecutive victories and three wins in their last four games. Orlando (19-25) has lost four of its last six games overall.

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Both teams come in off overtime decisions Wednesday night, with Brooklyn coming from behind late in regulation and again in the extra session for a 145-142 road win over the Houston Rockets. The Magic lost on the road to the Detroit Pistons 120-115.

Spencer Dinwiddie scored 11 of his team-high 33 points in the final 1:29 of regulation as the Nets battled back from an 11-point deficit with 2:29 remaining to force overtime on the third of three consecutive Dinwiddie 3-pointers with 8.4 seconds left.

Dinwiddie’s three-point play with 28 seconds left in overtime gave Brooklyn its first lead since midway through the third quarter after the Nets trailed by seven points with 1:28 left.

Dinwiddie also had 10 assists for the Nets, while DeMarre Carroll scored 22 points, Treveon Graham had a career-high 21 and Jarrett Allen had his first career 20/20 game with 20 points and 24 rebounds to go with three blocked shots.

Joe Harris finished with 17 points and seven assists and D’Angelo Russell added 10 points and seven dimes.

The Magic coughed up a late lead when Andre Drummond scored on a putback with 32.9 seconds remaining in regulation for the Pistons, ending a four-shot possession for Detroit that included three offensive boards by Drummond.

Nikola Vucevic missed a 19-foot jumper with 22.6 seconds left in regulation that was Orlando’s final shot to win. In overtime, the Magic never led after Blake Griffin made two free throws with 2:38 left.

Vucevic finished with 24 points and 13 boards for Orlando, while Terrence Ross dropped in 24 points off the bench. D.J. Augustin finished with 13 points and seven assists.

Since the Magic entered the NBA as an expansion team in 1989, the Nets are 48-62 against them, with Orlando posting 10 consecutive victories from Oct. 30, 2009, to March 16, 2012. The longest winning streak for the Nets was six straight from Dec. 30, 1991, to March 4, 1993.

The Magic posted the highest-scoring game with a 139-105 win at Orlando on March 29, 2016, a game that was also their most lopsided victory in the series.

The highest-scoring game for the Nets came in a 129-91 win at East Rutherford on March 12, 2000. The largest margin of victory in the series was set in Brooklyn’s 107-68 win at Orlando on Nov. 9, 2012.

Individually, Nick Anderson of the Magic set the standard with a 50-point outburst in a win at East Rutherford on April 23, 1993. Kendall Gill scored 41 points for the Nets in a loss at East Rutherford on Jan. 13, 1997.

Since moving to Brooklyn in 2012, the Nets are 13-9 against Orlando, with the most points for Brooklyn coming in a 126-121 win at Barclays Center on Oct. 20, 2017.

Individually, Nikola Vucevic had the top scoring game with 41 points in an Oct. 20, 2017, loss at Barclays Center, a total matched by Aaron Gordon just four days later, Oct. 24, 2017, in a victory at Orlando.

Brooklyn’s top individual scoring effort was by Jeremy Lin, who scored 32 points in an April 6, 2017, loss at Orlando.

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Brooklyn Nets at Orlando Magic

Amway Center, Orlando, Fla.
Time: 7 p.m. Eastern
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The skinny


Brooklyn: OUT–Allen Crabbe (sore right knee), Jared Dudley (left hamstring strain), Caris LeVert (subtalar dislocation, right foot), Dzanan Musa (left shoulder subluxation), Theo Pinson (two-way, Long Island Nets), Alan Williams (two-way, Long Island Nets).

Orlando: QUESTIONABLE–Mohamed Bamba (sore left foot); OUT–Troy Caupain (two-way, Lakeland Magic), Melvin Frazier (assignment, Lakeland Magic), Amile Jefferson (two-way, Lakeland Magic), Timofey Mozgov (right knee surgery).

Last meeting

March 28 at Orlando: The Nets never trailed and led by as much as 19 points in the fourth quarter en route to a 111-104 win over the Magic.

D’Angelo Russell and Caris LeVert led a balanced attack for Brooklyn, which had seven players in double figures, with 16 points each. Russell added 12 assists and LeVert had six helpers. DeMarre Carroll finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Nets.

Nikola Vucevic led Orlando with 24 points and 14 rebounds, while Mario Hezonja added 23 points. Shelvin Mack finished with 13 points and six assists and Bismack Biyombo blocked two shots.

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What’s next?

Brooklyn: vs. Sacramento, Monday; vs. Orlando, Wednesday; vs. New York, Jan. 25

Orlando: vs. Milwaukee, Saturday; at Atlanta, Monday; at Brooklyn, Wednesday