Orlando Magic vs New Jersey Nets: Live Reaction, Analysis and Video

Joshua SextonSenior Analyst IIMarch 16, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 16:  Dwight Howard #12 of the Orlando Magic celebrates a basket against the New Jersey Nets during their game at the Izod Center on November 16, 2007 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.The Magic defeated the Nets 95-70. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Welcome to the live blog for the Friday night matchup between the Orlando Magic and New Jersey Nets.

The game tonight had the potential to be one of the most interesting of the season, considering it was believed by some fans and pundits that Dwight Howard would be traded to the Nets before yesterday's trade deadline.

To the surprise of many, Howard announced he would be staying with the Magic through next season. So instead of watching Howard's old team play his new team, fans are treated to a run-of-the-mill Magic vs. Nets game.

But that's not necessarily a bad thing. Any basketball is good basketball, right?  So stay tuned for live reaction, analysis and video for tonight's game. Tipoff is set for 7:00 ET.