NBA Game Summary - Brooklyn at Orlando|
(Wednesday, April 9th)
Final Score: Orlando 115, Brooklyn 111
Orlando, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Arron Afflalo scored 25, Kyle O'Quinn came
up with a big block on Joe Johnson and the Orlando Magic held on to beat the
Brooklyn Nets 115-111 on Wednesday night.
The Magic led by as many as 16 in the game but were clinging to a 112-109 lead
when O'Quinn stepped out on Johnson to block his 3-point attempt on the high
After Afflalo made 1-of-2 from the foul line at the other end with 9.2 seconds
remaining, Maurice Harkless fouled Mirza Teletovic on a 3-point try, giving
him three free throws.
But Teletovic made only two, cutting Brooklyn's deficit to 113-111, and Jameer
Nelson knocked down a pair for Orlando to seal the win.
E'Twaun Moore scored 17 points off the bench for Orlando, including 14 in a
row in the second quarter to ignite a 21-3 run that gave Orlando its 16-point
Tobias Harris added 16 points and Nelson and O'Quinn scored 14 and 13 in that
order as the Magic won their second straight game after knocking off Minnesota
on Saturday. They are 4-3 since a nine-game losing streak.
O'Quinn also had a key assist, seeing through a double-team to find Harkless
on the baseline to set up a dunk and a 110-107 Orlando lead with 24.6 seconds
"I had nowhere to throw the ball so he made a nice back-door cut for the
dunk," said O'Quinn. "It was big for us."
Johnson scored 31 to lead the Nets, who had a three-game losing streak snapped
on the heels of Tuesday's 88-87 win over Miami to sweep the four-game season
series from the Heat.
The Nets, currently seeded No. 5 in the Eastern Conference, have won six of
their last eight. They will face the Magic again on Sunday in Brooklyn, where
they have won a team-record 15 straight games. The streak will be put to the
test first on Friday against Atlanta.
Afflalo scored 11 of his 25 points in the first quarter but the Magic trailed
22-20 going into the second.
Moore single-handedly gave them the lead, starting the team's 21-3 run with
three consecutive 3-pointers. He added a reverse layup and another 3 and the
Magic eventually went up 45-29 with five minutes left in the quarter.
"In that first half we let things get away, let them get too many easy buckets
and transition 3s," Brooklyn's Deron Williams said. "They scored 35 points in
the second quarter. That essentially cost us the game."
The Nets were within 55-43 at halftime and tied the game with a 13-4 run late
in the third quarter. They had a pair of one-point leads, but Orlando carried
an 83-78 advantage into the fourth.
Teletovic was 5-for-12 on 3-pointers and scored 17 ... The Magic went 11-of-24
(45.8 percent) on 3s ... Orlando is 2-1 against Brooklyn this season ... Both
teams have four games remaining in the regular season... The Magic will finish
a three-game homestand against Washington on Friday.
04/09 23:44:24 ET