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(10-4) vs. (5-9)
Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Nets by 4
Tickets: $7-$850 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Lost 107-68 in Orlando on Nov. 9; Lost 82-74 in Brooklyn on Nov. 11; Tonight in Orlando; Jan. 28 in Brooklyn
1) Following the Magic's 110-89 loss to the Spurs, Magic players and coaches held a brief meeting Thursday to address effort, accountability and team roles, Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel reports.
2) Jacque Vaughn and the Magic are trying to stay level and avoid the highs and lows that a young team will go through, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com writes.
3) The Magic and Nets have become very familiar with each other this month, playing three times in the last 30 days. Tonight will be the third of those matchups but this time Brook Lopez is likely to miss the game. The good news for Brooklyn is that while Lopez's foot is injured, it is not broken, Tim Bontemps of the New York Post reports.
4) Brooke Thomas of FoxSportsFlorida gets to know Arron Afflalo a little bit better. Did you know he was the subject of a song by hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar?
5) The Celtics and Nets have a bit of bad blood right now after a scuffle broke out between the two teams Wednesday with only Rajon Rondo facing suspension. Many Celtics, Tim Bontemps of the New York Post writes, blame Kris Humphries for starting things.