Orlando Magic vs. Brooklyn Nets (Aug. 11, 2020): How to Watch, Odds and Prediction

Orlando Magic center Khem Birch provided the necessary energy to stake the Orlando Magic's lead. (Photo by Ashley Landis - Pool/Getty Images)
Orlando Magic center Khem Birch provided the necessary energy to stake the Orlando Magic's lead. (Photo by Ashley Landis - Pool/Getty Images) /

Locked into eighth in the Eastern Conference, the Orlando Magic prepare for the Playoffs with a game against the Brooklyn Nets as they look ahead to the Milwaukee Bucks.

Orlando Magic (32-39) vs. Brooklyn Nets (34-36)


1 p.m./FOX Sports Florida



2020 Season Series:

Magic 101, Nets 89

in Orlando on Jan. 6;

Magic 115, Nets 113

in Brooklyn on Feb. 24;

Magic 128, Nets 118

at the NBA Campus on July 31; Today at the NBA Campus

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OMD Prediction

The Brooklyn Nets have played some inspired basketball since entering the bubble. Their game against the Orlando Magic in the opener was their lone rough spot. But they have really worked to find their identity and consistency as a fast-paced team. They run and they hit from the outside. And teams have been caught surprised and flat-footed against them. They earned the 7-seed with upset wins over the Milwaukee Bucks and LA Clippers. Those were the kind of wins the Magic could not get. The reward? The Nets will sit their key players — Caris LeVert, Jarrett Allen and Joe Harris specifically — for this game. The Magic want to win this game and want to get themselves right. They showed signs they were figuring out how they needed to play. Orlando has done well against Brooklyn. This feels like a time to get back on the right track.

Prediction. 102. 147. 114. 38

1) Terrence Ross left the NBA campus for an undisclosed medical reason to receive tests off site. He will miss Tuesday’s game and is expected to rejoin the team after a four-day re-entry quarantine.

2) For the Orlando Magic, pace is still the biggest key to their success.

3) Markelle Fultz found his groove again and just in time for the playoffs, Josh Robbins of The Athletic writes. The Orlando Magic will certainly need Fultz in the starting lineup.

4) The Brooklyn Nets have become the biggest surprise inside the NBA campus, Howie Kussoy of the New York Post writes. They are true believers and believe they can defeat the Toronto Raptors in the first round, Brian Lewis of the New York Post writes.

5) Jacque Vaughn has transformed the Brooklyn Nets into an offensive juggernaut, Alex Schiffer of The Athletic writes.

6) The Brooklyn Nets’ win over the LA Clippers is proof Jacque Vaughn should keep the job next year, Jerry Trotta of Nothin’ But Nets writes.

7) The Orlando Magic again fell short of their playoff test as they lost again to a winning team and lost the seventh seed.

8) The Brooklyn Nets are sitting four starters after clinching the 7-seed, Kristian Winfield of the New York Daily News writes.

9) The Orlando Magic are back in the playoffs, but they did not play their way in this time.

10) Tyler Johnson and Chris Chiozza are proving a potent pairing for the Brooklyn Nets off the bench, Tom Dowd of BrooklyNets.com writes.

11) The NBA has stepped up efforts to provide free coronavirus testing in Orlando and other NBA markets, Mark Medina of USA TODAY writes.

12) With a playoff spot clinched, the Orlando Magic are putting their focus on getting ready for the Playoffs.

13) Three things we’ve learned about the Brooklyn Nets inside the bubble, according to Jerry Trotta of Nothin’ But Nets.

14) The Orlando Magic are remaining resilient in the face of injuries, Omar Cabrera writes.

15) The Orlando Magic’s 3-point shooting is keeping them from breaking through, Tim Briggs writes.

16) Evan Fournier answered questions about life in the bubble during a recent season ticket-holder Q&A.

17) The Milwaukee Bucks now also know who they will face in the Playoffs as they have coasted through the seeding round to prepare for the playoffs.

18) Acquiring Aaron Gordon would be the wrong move for the Golden State Warriors, Dalton Snell of Golden Gate Sports writes.