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NBA : ATS Matchup
Friday 10/20/2017Line$ LineOU LineScore




ORLANDO (1 - 0) at BROOKLYN (0 - 1)
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ORLANDO - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games1-0+1.41-01-0116.058.047.8%60.0109.055.043.1%56.0
Road Games0-000-00-0000.0%0000.0%0
Last 5 Games1-0+1.41-01-0116.058.047.8%60.0109.055.043.1%56.0
ORLANDO Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
Team Stats (All Games)116.058.043-9047.8%8-2138.1%22-2975.9%6011221881410
vs opponents surrendering1165843-9047.8%8-2138.1%22-2975.9%6011221881410
Team Stats (Road Games)000-00.0%0-00.0%0-00.0%0000000
Stats Against (All Games)109.055.044-10243.1%8-3026.7%13-1776.5%561127206134
vs opponents averaging1095544-10243.1%8-3026.7%13-1776.5%561127206134
Stats Against (Road Games)000-00.0%0-00.0%0-00.0%0000000

BROOKLYN - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games0-1-10-11-0131.063.047.9%51.0140.065.052.0%57.0
Home Games0-000-00-0000.0%0000.0%0
Last 5 Games0-1-10-11-0131.063.047.9%51.0140.065.052.0%57.0
BROOKLYN Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
Team Stats (All Games)131.063.045-9447.9%12-3040.0%29-3290.6%511122257202
vs opponents surrendering1316345-9447.9%12-3040.0%29-3290.6%511122257202
Team Stats (Home Games)000-00.0%0-00.0%0-00.0%0000000
Stats Against (All Games)140.065.053-10252.0%9-3426.5%25-3278.1%5714292512149
vs opponents averaging1406553-10252.0%9-3426.5%25-3278.1%5714292512149
Stats Against (Home Games)000-00.0%0-00.0%0-00.0%0000000
Average power rating of opponents played: ORLANDO 98,  BROOKLYN 97
ORLANDO - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
10/20/2017@ BROOKLYN              
10/21/2017@ CLEVELAND              
10/27/2017SAN ANTONIO              
10/29/2017@ CHARLOTTE              
10/30/2017@ NEW ORLEANS              
11/1/2017@ MEMPHIS              

BROOKLYN - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
10/18/2017@ INDIANA131-140L3L217O45-9447.9%512053-10252.0%5714
10/24/2017@ ORLANDO              
10/27/2017@ NEW YORK              
11/3/2017@ LA LAKERS              
ORLANDO: After another disappointing non-playoff season, the Magic didn't overhaul the roster as had become the norm the last several years. New president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman and general manager John Hammond preferred to tweak the roster instead, which hasn't generated much optimism that things will be much different this season. The most significant off-season addition was Jonathon Simmons, who came over from the Spurs and gives the Magic a defensive toughness and explosiveness from the guard position that has been missing. Jonathan Isaac, the Magic's No. 6 overall pick in June's NBA draft, is still not physically strong enough to be a starter, but his length, athleticism and willingness to play defense gives him a chance to make an impact off the bench. The only realistic hope that the Magic have of making the postseason for the first time in six seasons is that the bottom half of the Eastern Conference is equally flawed.
BROOKLYN: It's not often a player who was the No. 2 pick in the draft becomes available after just two seasons, but the Nets found one when the Lakers were looking to move on from point guard D'Angelo Russell. A change of scenery could be what Russell needs after some turbulent times in Los Angeles. The Nets still don't have any superstars, and teams need those to win big in the NBA. But they bolstered their roster enough that they should win more games than they did last season, especially if Jeremy Lin meshes well with Russell and manages to stay healthy after having been limited to just 36 games last season.
Nets begin life without Lin by hosting Magic

NEW YORK -- Before the Brooklyn Nets take the court for their home opener Friday night against the Orlando Magic, there already is a pall over the season.

When the Nets play their sixth home opener in Brooklyn, they will do so without Jeremy Lin, who is out for the season with a ruptured patella tendon in his right knee.

"Jeremy worked tremendously hard during the offseason and in training camp and was excited for the prospects of the team this season," general manager Sean Marks said in a statement. "We feel awful that the injury will cost him the season, however, our entire organization will be there to support Jeremy in every way possible throughout his recovery. Jeremy remains an important part of this team and will continue to contribute in a leadership role."

During the fourth quarter of Wednesday's 140-131 loss to the Indiana Pacers, Lin landed awkwardly on a non-contact drive to the rim that was blocked by Indiana center Myles Turner. He fell out of bounds behind the hoop, started crying and mouthed "I'm done," to the sidelines before being helped off the court.

The Nets confirmed what many suspected Thursday morning, making Lin the second player to go down for the season with a serious injury after Gordon Hayward was injured in Boston's season-opening loss at Cleveland Tuesday.

Now comes the difficult part of moving on and trying to get wins while Lin recovers.

Unfortunately for the Nets, they're familiar with lengthy absences by Lin but this time they're hoping their roster is better equipped to handle it.

"We'll miss from a competitive standpoint, his leadership standpoint," Nets coach Kenny Atkinson told reporters at Thursday's practice. "We'll call it what it is -- it's a big blow."

En route to 62 losses last season, Lin missed 46 games with two lengthy absences because of a hamstring injury. During those absences, the Nets were 7-34 but D'Angelo Russell was on the Los Angeles Lakers then and depth at point guard was lacking.

Russell scored 30 points in his Brooklyn debut after being acquired for Brook Lopez in the offseason. He made 12 of 22 shots, including four 3-pointers as the Nets made 12 of 30 3-pointers, marking the 58th time the Nets attempted at least 30 3-pointers since Atkinson began coaching the team last season.

While the Nets continued hoisting 3-pointers, they also continued struggling defensively. Although their defensive rating improved toward the end of last season, Brooklyn allowed 52 percent shooting in the season opener.

"We've got a lot of work to do; a lot of work to do," Russell said. "As you can see we can score points. It's the little things -- defense, rebounding, transition, little things that'll get us over the hump."

Last season, the Nets allowed at least 50 percent shooting in 22 games and lost each time. Last season, the Nets allowed at least 120 points 19 times and lost 18 of those games.

Orlando is looking to win its first two games for the first time since 2012-13 after emphasizing defensive improvement during the preseason.

The Magic began the season with a 116-109 win over the Miami Heat Wednesday. Orlando gave up 37 points in the opening quarter and held the Heat to 38 percent shooting in the final 36 minutes.

Perhaps just as important, the Magic won after blowing a 17-point lead by executing on both ends. Orlando forced Miami to miss nine of 11 shots in a span of about two minutes down the stretch while Evan Fournier and Nikola Vucevic rescued them offensively by combining for nine straight points.

Fournier led the Magic with 23 points, Vucevic added 19 points with 13 rebounds. They were among six in double figures as Terrence Ross added 15 and Aaron Gordon chipped in 14.

"Honestly, I was still confident," Fournier said, "But, you know, I think two or three years ago that's a game that we would have lost. It shows growth from us players. It's a good win."

While growth was shown by not wilting down the stretch, the Magic are hoping for improvement with their rebounding and interior defense. Orlando allowed 58 points inside, and in coach Frank Vogel's estimation, it didn't rebound effectively despite finishing the season opener with a 51-44 edge.

"Honestly, I thought we'd play a little better than we did," Vogel said. "We gave up 56 points in the paint, but our individual containment was pretty good. We missed some coverages and we didn't take care of the glass well enough."

Orlando won two of three meetings with Brooklyn last season and is 6-1 in the last seven encounters. The Nets are 4-1 in home openers since moving from New Jersey in 2012.

Last Updated: 9/26/2018 12:07:52 AM EST

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