NBA Game Summary - Brooklyn at Orlando|
(Friday, November 30th)
Final Score: Brooklyn 98, Orlando 86
Orlando, FL (Sports Network) - Joe Johnson swished home a game-high 22 points
on 10-of-16 shooting as the Brooklyn Nets knocked off the Orlando Magic,
98-86, on Friday at Amway Center.
Gerald Wallace buried five 3-pointers en route to 20 points and Andray Blatche
added 14 points and nine rebounds for the streaking Nets, who have won five
straight. Deron Williams gave 11 points and seven assists, while Kris
Humphries donated 11 points and seven boards to the victory.
"We're a much better 3-point shooting team than we've shown in the past," Nets
coach Avery Johnson said. "The spacing was good, guys made on time and on
target passes and we set good screens. That's a good formula for success."
Glen Davis scored a team-high 16 points and E'Tuwan Moore added 13 points on
6-of-10 from the floor for the Magic, who have lost three in a row on the
heels of a two-game winning streak. Andrew Nicholson and Nikola Vucevic
donated 12 points in the setback.
After a tightly played opening 12 minutes in which neither side led by more
than six points, the Nets held a 25-21 advantage.
C.J. Watson buried a deep 3-ball early in the second quarter to give Brooklyn
a five-point cushion at 32-27, but the Magic tied the contest on three
different occasions and stayed within one possession for the duration of the
frame. Moore hit a running jumper at the horn to cut the Nets' lead to 45-44
at the half.
A Vucevic dunk with 8:35 on the third quarter clock cut the Magic's deficit to
54-52, but the Nets began to pull away by following that bucket with a 15-4
Wallace buried a trio of 3-pointers during the run, which allowed the Nets to
open up a 69-56 margin with 3:40 to go in the period. Orlando's Gustavo Ayon
hit 1-of-2 from the line to make it a nine-point affair later on, but the Nets
led 76-65 heading to the final quarter.
Brooklyn poured it on in the fourth quarter, leading by as many as 20 en route
to the victory.
"We had great effort and energy at the beginning of the game," Magic coach
Jacque Vaughn said. "But, we have to get to a point where that is sustained
for 48 minutes."
Brooklyn improved to 10-1 this season when holding the opposition under 100
points ... Nets center Brook Lopez missed the contest with a sprained right
foot ... Brooklyn has won all three meetings between the teams this season ...
The Magic will begin a five-game road trip with a visit to the Los Angeles
Lakers on Sunday... Brooklyn hit 11-of-22 shots from beyond the arc, while the
Magic made just 1-of-11 from 3-point range.
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