Originally written January 28, 2013 on Fox Sports Florida:
NEW YORK (AP) -- Like Brooklyn bullies, the Nets love picking on the little guys. They beat Orlando four times this season and are 17-0 against teams that were under .500 when they played them. Now the big boys are coming to Barclays Center. Deron Williams had 20 points and nine assists, and the Nets beat the Magic 97-77 on Monday night for their eighth straight home victory. Brook Lopez scored 16 points and Joe Johnson had 13 for the Nets, who tied a franchise record with their 11th victory in January and can break it when they host the NBA champion Miami Heat on Wednesday. "We feel pretty good here at home. We're pretty confident, we understand that we have three tough games coming up," Johnson said. "We want to take it one game at a time, prepare hard for Miami and come out with the same focus and intensity that we had tonight and we're going to try to dictate the pace of the game." The Nets rebounded from their first two-game losing streak under...
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