Bridges and the Nets take on conference foe Orlando

Brooklyn Nets (22-35, 11th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Orlando Magic (32-26, eighth in the Eastern Conference)

Orlando, Florida; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Magic -8.5; over/under is 215.5

BOTTOM LINE: The Brooklyn Nets visit Paolo Banchero and the Orlando Magic in Eastern Conference action Tuesday.

The Magic are 22-15 against Eastern Conference opponents. Orlando has a 16-21 record against teams over .500.

The Nets are 14-18 against conference opponents. Brooklyn ranks third in the Eastern Conference with 11.7 offensive rebounds per game led by Day'Ron Sharpe averaging 2.8.

The Magic are shooting 47.3% from the field this season, 0.4 percentage points higher than the 46.9% the Nets allow to opponents. The Nets average 112.5 points per game, 1.7 more than the 110.8 the Magic allow.

The two teams match up for the third time this season. The Nets defeated the Magic 129-101 in their last matchup on Dec. 3. Mikal Bridges led the Nets with 42 points, and Cole Anthony led the Magic with 20 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Banchero is averaging 22.7 points, 6.8 rebounds and 5.2 assists for the Magic. Jalen Suggs is averaging 2.1 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Orlando.

Cameron Thomas is shooting 43.7% and averaging 20.9 points for the Nets. Bridges is averaging 3.0 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Brooklyn.

LAST 10 GAMES: Magic: 7-3, averaging 110.6 points, 41.7 rebounds, 25.6 assists, 7.7 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 49.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.9 points per game.

Nets: 3-7, averaging 104.5 points, 41.8 rebounds, 27.0 assists, 6.3 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 44.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.2 points.

INJURIES: Magic: Paolo Banchero: day to day (illness), Jonathan Isaac: day to day (knee).

Nets: Dariq Whitehead: out for season (shin).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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