NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Tuesday, February 26th (All times eastern)
Orlando Magic (36-22) at New Jersey Nets (25-31), 7:30 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The New Jersey Nets will resume a four-game homestand this evening, when they host the Southeast Division-leading Orlando Magic at the Izod Center.
New Jersey has won two of three and five of its last seven games, including Saturday's 102-91 victory over the Indiana Pacers in the opener of the homestand. Richard Jefferson tied a season-high with 36 points and Vince Carter tallied 24 points and nine rebounds for the Nets, who split the home- and-home series with Indiana.
Marcus Williams totaled eight points, seven rebounds and a career-best 13 assists, as New Jersey posted its fourth straight win at home and improved to 14-15 as the host in 2007-08. The Nets will also host Milwaukee and San Antonio on the current stand.
In injury news for the Nets, forward Stromile Swift (stomach virus) is listed as probable for Tuesday's game against Orlando.
Meanwhile, the Magic will open a short two-game road trip on Tuesday against New Jersey and Philadelphia. They are 20-11 on the road this season and 3-1 over the last four away games.
Orlando has won two straight overall and four of its last five games, and posted a 112-93 triumph over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday at Amway Arena. Dwight Howard had 26 points and 10 rebounds, while Rashard Lewis added 16 points in a winning cause. Maurice Evans, Keyon Dooling and Brian Cook scored 14 apiece for the Magic, who got 13 points from Hedo Turkoglu.
Tuesday's matchup between Orlando and New Jersey is the last of the regular season. The Magic lead the season series, 2-1, and have won four of the last six meetings.
Orlando has lost four of five, six of nine and eight of its last 12 trips to the Meadowlands.
02/26 10:36:03 ET