The Magic were able to win the game in the trenches, scoring 44 points in the paint to the Nets' 22.
The Nets shot an ice-cold 33.7 percent from the floor and 30 percent from behind the arc. The Nets were paced by Gerald Moore who scored a team-high 14 points.
The Magic had a very balanced attack, as six players scored in double figures, led by Howard's 18. Ryan Anderson killed the Nets on the glass, pulling down a team-high 11 rebounds while scoring 12 points.
The Nets next game will be tomorrow when they return home to play the New Orleans Hornets