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On August 12, the matchup between Orlando Magic vs. Brooklyn Nets will take place in Kissimmee, Florida. Brooklyn Nets will take on the Orlando Magic. This match is the fourth meeting of two teams in this season.
The Magic and the Nets are likely to ensure their seventh and eighth positions in the Eastern Conference standing. Which team will be the winner? Check out our previews and predictions right away.
Orlando Magic is having a disappointing time
Philadelphia beat Orlando on Friday night. However, due to the Wizards’ elimination after a loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, the Magic managed to rank eighth and got the final spot to play off in the East Conference. They were 2.5 games behind No.7 seed Brooklyn, only two games left in the season.
Unfortunately, On the Sunday playoff games with Boston Celtics, Gordon Hayward showed how dangerous he is when making many great reads with the ball on hand. In the end, the Magic received a 119-122 overtime loss in the failed attempt to nail the final shot by Vucevic within the last second. The loss was the fourth in a Magic row after successfully achieving a five winning game streak. Seeing a bunch of the Magic’s shots, Steve Clifford felt no actual effort by his guys. Steve expected them to be better.
The Magic is ranked 26th for PPG with 107.1 points per game so far and ranked sixth for opponent PPG with 108.0 points per game. They own a .451 winning percentage. Orlando is ranked 16th for rebounding with 44.5 goals per game and 17th with 24.1 assists per game this season.
Leading Orlando is Nikola Vucevic, who contributed 26 points with 11.0 rebounds and 3.6 assists this regular season. He also owns an outstanding 0.332 for 3-point field goal percentage. Following him is Evan Fournier, with 18.5 points scored per game. The player with the highest assist point is Markelle Fultz, with 5.1 points per game.
The Magic needs to snap after a long slide by recalling the center Aaron Gordon. This season, he has .674 for free throw percentage and contributed 14.4 points with 7.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists.
The 6’11 power forward, Jonathan Isaac, suffered from a torn ACL injury last week. He tends to end the season. On the team, he ranks fifth with 12.1 PPG and third with 6.9 rebounds. Aaron Gordon (14.4 points with 7.7 rebounds per game) cannot join in the match due to a hamstring injury.
Brooklyn Nets are getting on well with their momentum
After a terrible trial of a four-game losing streak, Brooklyn Nets recovered with several wins. The Nets recorded 8-3 in their last 11 games when LeVert helped the team an overtime win at Boston with 51 scores.
Notably, they made such a twist match in the NBA season, a win against Milwaukee last Tuesday. Although entering the game as a 19-point underdog, they still scored a tightly 119-116 win. It was a massive contribution of Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot when scoring back-to-back 3-pointers with one assist and three rebounds, counting the first 26 points of his career.
On Sunday games, the Nets continually beat the Los Angeles Clippers with a 129-120 to get the No.7 Seed in the East Conference standings, they won’t face up with the Bucks in the opening round of the playoffs. In those games, Joe Harris got 25 points (including 23 points in the first half), two rebounds, and one assist during his 27 minutes of play. After the games, they are earning a two-game winning streak.
The Nets recorded 20-15 (14-21) with a .486 winning percentage. They entered the season with 17th for PPG with 111.5 points per game so far and ranked 19th for scoring defense with 112.3 points per game. They are in the second for rebounding with 47.9 goals per game and 15th with 24.4 assists per game this season.
The Nets’ team leaders for the matchup will be Kyrie Irving. He earned 27.4 points with 5.2 rebounds and 6.4 assists per game. He also gets an incredible 92.2% free throw percentage. Other options for scoring for the team are Jarrett Allen and Garrett Temple.
Caris LeVert, due to a thigh contusion, will not join the match against the Magic on this Tuesday. Besides, the Nets will play without Irving (shoulder surgery), Joe Harris (groin contusion), Jarrett Allen (sprained left ankle), and DeAndre Jordan as he tested positive with Covid-19.
- 14w-5l in their last 19 games As home favorite
- 14w-20l in their last 34 games As away team
- 9w-30l in their last 39 games As underdog
- 9w-8l in their last 17 games With Rest Advantage
- 18w-14l in their last 32 games As Home Team
- 5w-0l in their last five games with one day rest.
Predictions: Orlando Magic over Brooklyn Nets
We can see the Brooklyn Nets playing well this season by winning four of the last six games. Orlando also got a snap by winning two games in a row after losing four straight.
In fact, the Nets were beaten by the Magic four straight times. On July 31, the Magic picked up a 128-118 win against the Nets. In this season, the Nets lost all three games against Brooklyn, recorded a 113-115 loss on February 24, and an 89-101 lost on January 6.
Therefore, we predict the winner for the August 12 match will be Orlando Magic.
However, there will be a considerable change in both teams’ current playoff position after this game. So there will be nothing truly at stake here.
That is the end of our preview and prediction for the matchup between Orlando Magic vs. Brooklyn Nets. Which basketball team do you think will pick up a win? Share with us your thoughts by commenting below this article!
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