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Magic blow out Nets after shaky start in Friday’s opener

Evan Fournier and Nikola Vucevic led the way for Orlando in the win. We break down the fantasy basketball and betting stats.

Evan Fournier of the Orlando Magic heads to the basket as Lance Thomas and Jarrett Allen of the Brooklyn Nets defend during the first half on July 31, 2020 at The HP Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Photo by Ashley Landis - Pool/Getty Images

The Orlando Magic blew out the Brooklyn Nets 128-118 on Friday afternoon to grab their first victory in the NBA bubble in Orlando.

After a shaky start on defense, the Magic were able to clamp down on the Nets in the second quarter. Brooklyn surprised everyone with a huge first quarter, however, scoring 39 points to take a 3-point lead after one. The big contributors were Jarrett Allen and Tyler Johnson, who was coming off the bench after Chris Chiozza started at PG. Orlando would go on to take an 11-point lead into the half behind 13 points from Evan Fournier and 11 from Nikola Vucevic.

The Magic proceeded to blow out the Nets in the second half, going up big as Fournier and Vucevic kept dominating. The Magic shot over 60% from the field in the first half, which was a season high. They maintained that field goal percentage throughout the game and also shot over 40% from 3-point range. Here are some stats for each team:

Orlando Magic stats

Nikola Vucevic ($8,500): 22 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 37.75 DKFP
Aaron Gordon ($7,200): 10 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, 27.75 DKFP
Jonathan Isaac ($5,800): 16 points, 6 rebounds, 26.5 DKFP
Terrence Ross ($5,700): 8 points, 3 rebounds, 15.75 DKFP
Evan Fournier ($5,600): 24 points, 5 assists, 35.75 DKFP
Khem Birch ($3,000): 12 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, 30 DKFP

Brooklyn Nets stats

Caris LeVert ($7,800): 17 points, 7 assists, 30 DKFP
Jarrett Allen ($5,800): 14 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 24.75 DKFP
Joe Harris ($5,400): 14 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 24 DKFP
Garrett Temple ($4,100): 3 points, 3 rebounds, 7.25 DKFP
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot ($3,500): 24 points, 4 rebounds, 33.5 DKFP

Betting Recap

Closing lines

Spread: Magic (-7)
Over/Under: 211
Moneyline: ORL (-305), BKN (+250)

The Magic pretty easily covered this spread and the blow out was more than enough for the OVER to hit.

Player Props

Caris LeVert OVER 23.5 points — No
Nikola Vucevic OVER 18.5 points — Yes
Evan Fournier OVER 16.5 points — Yes
Joe Harris OVER 14.5 points — Yes
Aaron Gordon OVER 13.5 points — No

Twitter Highlights

Aaron Gordon flush in the third quarter

Jonathan Isaac fast break dunk from Markelle Fultz

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