The Brooklyn Nets played an efficient game offensively, shooting 40-81 (49.4%) from the field and turning it over just eight times, in a 101-90 win over the Orlando Magic. Brooklyn (18-22) is now on a three-game winning streak.
Andray Blatche came off the bench and scored 18 points on 6-11 shooting from the field and 5-7 from the free throw line. Other top performers for Brooklyn were Joe Johnson with 13 points and 5 rebounds, and Paul Pierce with 13 points and 6 rebounds. On 6-10 shooting from the field and 3-6 from the free throw line, Kyle O'Quinn scored 15 points off the bench for Orlando in the loss. He also recorded 8 rebounds. Glen Davis chipped in 10 points and 7 rebounds and Victor Oladipo finished with 10 points and 6 rebounds.
In addition to their eFG% of 55.6%, the Nets recorded a TO% of 8.9%. They are 1-0 this season when turning the ball over on fewer than 10% of their possessions while also eclipsing 55% in eFG%. On the other hand, the Magic are winless (0-2) when allowing such performances to their opponents.
This drops Orlando (11-31) to 1-1 versus Brooklyn on the season.
Coming up, the Nets square off with the Dallas Mavericks, who are 25-18 on the season. The Magic match up against the Atlanta Hawks, currently sitting at 21-19 this year. The Magic have won their last two meetings with Atlanta.