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Live Game Thread: Brooklyn Nets at Orlando Magic, 7:00 PM EST

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As Brian Fleurantin put it, “It’s getting darker.”

Hopefully, the Nets can shine a little light on the fanbase Monday night as they head to Orlando to take the Magic. Brooklyn needs this win. Badly. You, Nets fan, needs this win. Badly-er.

WHO: Brooklyn Nets (16-18) at Orlando Magic (16-20)

WHEN: 7:00 PM EST

WHERE: YES Network (tv), WCBS 880am (radio)

Game Preview

This is the first night of a back-to-back for the Nets, one of a league-low 11 this season. They come home to face the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday evening.

I don’t care who you play, you’re not winning anything when you turn it over 24 times in a game. Things like that can’t happen and when you’re a team as depleted as Brooklyn is, you can’t afford to give away possessions.

Having Caris LeVert back should make things a bit easier for the Nets long-term. He only played 15 minutes, but did make 5-7 from the field, including both of his 3-point attempts. As Garrett Temple’s offensive struggles deepen and the further Levert gets from the injury, he’ll be back in the upper 20s to 30s in terms of minutes a game. With this being a back-to-back, it’s not completely surprising to see him out. With him out, Garrett Temple and Joe Harris will have to pick it up.

For more on the Magic, check out Orlando Pinstriped Post.