Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/28/13
NEW YORK -- Deron Williams had 20 points and nine assists and Brook Lopez added 16 points, leading the Brooklyn Nets to a 97-77 victory over the Orlando Magic on Monday night at the Barclays Center. The win enabled the Nets (27-18) to snap a two-game losing streak, winning for the eighth straight game at home. It's the longest home win streak for the Nets' franchise since 2006, when they won nine in a row. The loss was the sixth straight for the Magic (14-30), who lost all four games to Brooklyn this season. The win also enabled Nets interim coach P.J. Carlesimo to improve his record to 13-4 since replacing Avery Johnson last month. It gave the Nets 11 wins in January, their second 11-win month this season, joining November as 11-win months. It's the first time in franchise history that the Nets won 11 games in two months in the same season. The Nets outscored the Magic 23-4 in the first six minutes of the fourth quarter, blowing the game open in the process. Orlando went sc...
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