The Nets will try to build on Friday's win over Golden State as they take on the Magic in Orlando. After losing 4 in a row, the Magic come into Saturday night's game having won 2 straight, including a 20 point win over the Bobcats Friday. Orlando is second in the league in points scored, but they are dead last in points allowed. Steve Francis is averaging 23.1 points, 7.1 rebounds and 7.1 assists over the last 8 games, but has committed 15 turnovers in the last two. He is among the league leaders in points, assists, steals and free throw percentage. Grant Hill has come back from his ankle injury to average 19.2 points per game on 52% shooting, and rookie Dwight Howard is averaging a double-double for the Magic. With Brian Scalabrine still out, the Nets will likely stick with their 8 man rotation, and will need Jason Collins and Nenad Krstic to stay out of foul trouble to help keep the league's leading rebounding team off the offensive boards.
Game 33 - Nets @ Magic - Saturday, January 8, 7:00 PM