RECAP – FINAL: #Magic 88 – #Nets 97

Updated: April 14, 2014


The Brooklyn Nets defeated by the Orlando Magic by a score of 97-88 in Brooklyn.


This game started out ugly early on for the Nets as they turned it over way too much and got down 17-9 quickly to the young Magic.
The Magic lead the Nets 28-25. The second quarter went back and forth and the Magic lead the Nets 49-46 behind 11 Nets turnovers.  Joe Johnson and Mason Plumlee each had nine points to keep Brooklyn in it.  The third quarter is where the Nets separted themselves outscoring the Magic 33-12 behind seven 3-pointers.  The Nets put together a 15-0 run and led the #Magic 79-70 going into the fourth.  The bench finished the game for Brooklyn and they won their 16th of their last 17 games at home.

Momentum Changers:

The Nets hit three straight 3-pointers as part of a 15-0 to gain control of the game at 70-59 midway through the third. They hit seven of their 12 total threes in the third quarter.


Mason Plumlee has shot 36-43 (83.7%) since the beginning of April.

Paul Pierce tied Fat Lever for 21st in NBA history in career steals (1,666).

Joe Johnson passed Kerry Kittles (1996-97 season) for 2nd in Nets’ single-season history in 3-pointers made (159).
Johnson has also extended his streak of games w/ at least 1 three-pointer to 29 (tied for the 7th-longest streak in the NBA this season)

D-Will registered at least 1 steal in 29 straight games (8 games more than the next longest streak in the NBA this season)

Plumlee recorded his 4th double-double of the season & a season-high 5 offensive rebounds

The Nets have won 16 of their last 17 home games and have clinched no worse than the #6 seed in the Eastern Conference.

Teletovic (20) – Johnson (17) – Plumlee (17) – Williams (16) – Pierce (10)


Kidd’s Corner:

“We got to continue to get better each time we take the floor,” Kidd said. “That’s one reason why I brought those guys back late in the fourth, was to give them … different situations of time and score and being able to execute and get stops.”


Deron Williams

“It doesn’t matter to me at this point,” Williams said. “We’re just worried about the playoffs, worried about what’s going on in this locker room and what we’re doing on the court. So as far as that’s concerned, like I said, it definitely would be good for the city to have a strong rivalry between the boroughs, but there’s still a lot of time.”




NEXT UP: The Nets will be back in action Tuesday night when they host the New York Knicks in Brooklyn.  The game can be seen on TNT at 8:00.


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