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Orlando Magic vs. Brooklyn Nets
The Orlando Magic (19-17) will be hosted by the Brooklyn Nets (10-25) at the Barclays Center on Friday evening. Fanpicks.com is proud to announce its RotoPicker free to use tool, which allows you to create winning line ups and dominate your fantasy basketball competition. Play the most exciting contest, including the newest $10K Grand Action and Point Spread contests only at Fanpicks.com the premiere daily fantasy basketball
The slumping Magic were 9-6 in November and 10-5 in December, now find themselves win less in 2016 and on a four-game skid. The team had a forgettable home court performance on Wednesday night, falling 96-86 to the Indiana Pacers in an important Eastern Conference match-up. Victor Oladipo led in scoring with 20 points, going 4-for-7 from long range. Oladipo has served his team well since being promoted off the bench to starting point guard earlier in the week. Nikola Vucevic added 17 points, while Evan Fournier put up 13. Elfrid Payton (ankle) has missed two consecutive games for the team and is listed as questionable for Friday’s contest. Orlando’s current losing streak is its longest slide of their 2015-16 campaign.
The Nets were handed their eighth straight defeat at Barclays Center on Wednesday, losing 91-74 to the Toronto Raptors to fall to 6-12 at home. Brook Lopez led the team in scoring, as usual, with another double-double on 24 points and 13 boards. Bojan Bogdanovich had 12 points and Thaddeus Young contributed 11 points and 7 rebounds in a game that saw Brooklyn shoot only 39.7% from the field and connect on five three-point attempts. The 74-point effort was typical of the team’s insipid offense this season, where the rank third-worst in the league, putting up an average of 96.4 points per game. The team faces tough competition in the coming days on the road against Detroit and hosting San Antonio.