Posted November 30, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Joe Johnson had 22 points and the Brooklyn Nets earned their fifth straight victory, holding off the Orlando Magic 98-86 on Friday night. Gerald Wallace added 20 points, including five 3-pointers, as all five Nets starters reached double figures. They beat the Magic for the third time this season and wrap up their five-game road trip in Miami on Saturday. Glen Davis had 16 points to lead the Magic, who lost their third straight game. Brooklyn center Brook Lopez missed his first game of the season with a mild right foot sprain. He is day to day. Orlando begins a five-game road trip Sunday in Los Angeles. It will be their first meeting against Dwight Howard since trading the All-Star center this past summer. The Magic were short-handed as well Friday, as point guard Jameer Nelson sat with a sore left Achilles tendon. It was the latest health issue to confront Nelson, who missed his seventh game this season, after having previously been sidelined with hamstring and groin issues....
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