Posted February 21, 2012 on
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The New Jersey Nets plan to ease Brook Lopez back into action from a broken right foot, but there's nothing easy about Lopez's next assignment considering how he's been dominated by Dwight Howard.
Howard has helped the Orlando Magic win eight straight over the Nets heading into Wednesday night's matchup at the Prudential Center.
Lopez made his season debut with nine points and two rebounds in 22 minutes Sunday as the Nets suffered their sixth straight home loss, 92-85 to Milwaukee.
"It felt good,'' Lopez said. "My arch was a little sore, but I think that was just the orthotic. It was just exciting to be out there playing with the guys.''
Coach Avery Johnson opted to rest Lopez during a 100-92 win at New York on Monday, indicating he will be back in the lineup Wednesday.
Waiting for him will be Howard, who had 16 points and 24 boards to lead Orlando (21-12) to a 94-78 win at New Jersey on Dec. 29.
"Of course it changes things becau...
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NEWARK, N.J. Remind me again why Dwight Howard wants to come here.
No, really. After watching his Orlando Magic team dismantle the hapless New Jersey Nets in a 108-91 rout Wednesday night at the Prudential Center, why in the name of Jay-Z would Howard want to come back and be part of this mess?
Sure, the Nets are moving to a shiny new facility in Brooklyn next year, there are...
Here’s the good news: Brook Lopez returned to the court and was pain-free.
Lopez, the Nets’ high-scoring center, made his season debut in last night’s 92-85 loss to the Bucks in Newark after being sidelined for 32 games with a broken right foot.
The big man said he...
Brook Lopez is not very good at the power of persuasion.After playing Sunday night for the first time this season, having sat 32 games because of a broken foot, Lopez brought his case to play last night before Nets coach Avery Johnson. He would have been better off asking...
The lion's share of Orlando's leverage could be decided by how confident Dwight Howard is in earning a maximum-salary contract in the season after his contract with New Jersey or Dallas would expire.
NEWARK, N.J. — Dwight Howard had 20 points and 17 rebounds and the Orlando Magic rolled to a 108-91 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Wednesday night.
Howard, who can become a free agent in July if the Magic don't trade him by the March 15 trading deadline...
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Dwight Howard had 28 points and 16 rebounds, Jameer Nelson added 15 points and the Orlando Magic beat the Milwaukee Bucks 93-90 Monday night.
Visitors to the Nets’ website yesterday were greeted with a picture of Deron Williams and Dwight Howard.
The image of the two superstars was being used to promote tonight’s game, the only time the Magic will play at Prudential Center this season and the Nets’ final game before the...