The Orlando Magic are a non threatening team that hold a record of 21-55, they are not a post season team and the Nets already have their place in the playoffs sealed. This means that they need to start the heavy resting of players like KG, Pierce and Johnson because these guys will have to carry most of the playoff weight for this team. Winning or losing this game will make no difference in the long run.
Brooklyn really turned things around and are looking great, they walked into Madison Square Garden to beat up on the Knicks, now that they are the team to follow in the Big Apple they will need to get their bench up to par and ready for the hard battling playoff series. KG is back playing center, not his favorite but he does whatever needs to be done until Lopez is back and healthy, seems that he will be ready to go come June allowing KG to go back to his power forward position.
Orlando understands what this season was all about, that does not mean they liked it but they have to understand that it’s a business and sometimes you just have to throw it all in to make it better. They are banking on a lottery pick for the upcoming draft to really improve their roster, although I think they will do a much better job through free agency. I still enjoy watching this team play their hearts out, hustling up and down the floor and really trying the put it all together.
Pick: Take the Nets, even with their bench on the floor they still have the upper hand. Sorry Magic fans, this is just not your season at all…