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The Magic looked a bit fatigued through one half of play as the Nets picked apart the Magic defense -- particularly the undermanned second unit -- draining 3-pointers and getting into the lane whether it was through pick and rolls or post ups. Orlando did not have the will to drive to the basket or the ability to make shots.
Another blowout to the Nets seemed certain.
The third quarter was different. The defense tightened up, forcing Brooklyn into rushed passes and turnovers. The offense got out on the break and got moving, attacking the basket and kicking out and moving the ball from side to side.
The Magic cut was once a 17-point lead down to seven at the end of the third quarter and appeared to have a chance to sneak out a victory.
Those 12 minutes proved to be a mirage. A glimpse of what could be. The fourth quarter seemed more an image of what it is.
Orlando turned the ball over, gave up those open 3-pointers again and Brooklyn pulled away for an easy 97-77 ...
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If Orlando Magic guard JJ Redick was a fan of Justin Bieber, he would not be the first grown man to have come down with a case of Bieber Fever. The Biebs typically appeals to young girls between the ages of 8 and 15, but there are many exceptions. Redick may have attended Bieber’s concert at the Amway Center in Orland last week, but he insists it was not his choice.
There may not be a player in the league with a more uncertain future than J.J. Redick. Yes, Rudy Gay might get traded and Boston has no idea where that team might go after Rajon Rondo's injury. Before the season though, no player seemed more certain to get moved than Redick.
Everyone seemed to recognize that.
That has changed somewhat though as the season has gone on...
It's not often that you get to see an NBA player catch another but during Monday night's Brooklyn Nets/Orlando Magic affair, Orlando's Glen Davis came up holding Brooklyn's Gerald Wallace.The moment happened in the third quarter of play and watch as Glen catches "Crash" after a drive attempt:
Glen “Big Baby” Davis wants opposing teams to know that he’s IN the battle but he’s actually a lover not a fighter. During Monday nights Magic game against the Nets. Big Baby tried to foul but caught him and gingerly placed him out of bounds.
Well wasn’t that thoughtful. The Nets win this one by 20. 97-77.
Sometimes NBA players have nowhere to hid from flying balls and during tonight's Orlando Magic/Brooklyn Nets game, Nets forward Andray Blatche took one right to the mug.With less than three minutes to play, Orlando reserve Kyle O'Quinn was trying to save a possession and fired a ball going out of bounds at Blatche.That's when Andray world got a little shook up:
Welcome to the first installment of my weekly post where I, Scott from Crabdribbles.com, bring to you the best performance and top five plays from the past week in the D-League. It’s pretty simple, really — if you play well and your team wins, you have a good chance to secure the week’s top honors. And as far as the to five plays plays go, simply throw down a thunderous dunk...
Andre Drummond played just 16 minutes of Sunday's win over the Orlando Magic. The rookie center missed his only shot and finished with four rebounds and two blocks.
No Rodney Stuckey (DNP-CD) was a good thing for Brandon Knight, who blew up for 31 points (12-16 FG, 2-2 FT) with five 3-pointers, four rebounds and a steal.
Will Bynum turned in nine points (3-7 FG, 3-4 FT...
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....
The Nets hope Brook Lopez, Deron Williams, or Joe Johnson will be named to the team as Rajon Rondo's replacement.
Game time: 7:30 PM ET
TV: FOX Sports Florida
The Brooklyn Nets have been playing better basketball under interim coach P.J. Carlesimo, but have dropped two in a row after having problems defending the paint. The outlook for the Orlando Magic appears much worse, as they've lost five straight heading into a five-game road trip.
Brooklyn will try to shore up its interior defense...