Joe Johnson scored 22 points as the Brooklyn Nets shot down the Orlando Magic, 98-86, at the Amway Center in Orlando on Friday night.
The Nets opened up the game in the third quarter. After holding a one-point lead at halftime, Brooklyn outscored Orlando by 10 , owing to four Gerald Wallace three-pointers in the quarter. The Magic were never able to mount a serious charge thereafter, falling as far as 19 behind.
Brooklyn (11-4) keeps pace with New York in the Atlantic division with the win. The Nets shot 46 percent from the field, hitting 11-20 three-pointers in the game. All five starters scored in double figures, led by Johnson's 22. Wallace added 20, including 5-of-6 from the three-point line, Andray Blatche chipped in 14 and nine rebounds, while Deron Williams and Kris Humphries added 11 apiece. Brook Lopez missed the game with a foot sprain.
Orlando shot 45 percent from the field, but only 1-of-11 (9.1 percent) from the three-point line. Glen Davis paced the Magic with 16, while E'Twaun Moore added 13 and Nikola Vucevic and Andrew Nicholson 12 each. This was the third consecutive loss for Orlando.