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Magic vs. Nets: Orlando tries to get back to .500

The Magic look to get back to .500 when they take on the Nets Sunday

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Nets top Magic 82-74

After a disastrous first quarter that saw the Orlando Magic fall behind the Brooklyn Nets 35-17, the Magic held the Nets to just 47 points over the next three quarters, but didn't have enough firepower to dis themselves out of that first quarter hole.

With just 2:05 remaining, the Magic cut Brooklyn's lead, which at one time was 22, to just five on a layup by Glen Davis. That was, however, as close as the Magic would get. Poor execution coupled with the inability to knock down a shot in the last two minutes cost the Magic a a chance to get back to .500.

Brooklyn's size was the difference in the game. Center Brook Lopez scored 20 points and power forward Kris Humphries had 14 points and pulled down 21 rebounds. Overall, the Nets outrebounded the Magic 55-41. The Nets also blocked eight Magic shots.

All-star point guard Deron Williams had 17 points, seven assists and and seven rebounds.

Glen Davis had 19 points and 10 rebounds while Arron Afflalo also had 19 points, pulled down seven rebounds and dished out five assists. J.J. Redick, making his first start of the season, had 10 points on just three-of-12 shooting, but continued to show off his playmaking ability, dishing out nine assists.

The Magic will be back in action Tuesday when they host the New York Knicks.

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The Nets lead the Magic at the half

The Brooklyn Nets lead the Orlando Magic 50-35 at halftime.

Brooklyn absolutely dominated the first quarter, outscoring the Magic 35-17. Orlando's defense played much better in the second quarter, holding the Nets to just 15 second quarter points to cut the lead to 15.

Orlando was led by Arron Afflalo, who started at small forward so J.J. Redick could be inserted into the starting lineup. Afflalo has 13 points, six rebounds and two assists. Glen Davis and Nikola Vucevic have eight points a piece.

The Magic shot just 15-of-44 (34.1%) and have not made a three-pointer (0-of-four).

The Magic have had no answer for Brooklyn's inside game. Brook Lopez has 12 points and two rebounds while Kris Humphries scored eight points and grabbed 13 rebounds in the first half. The Nets outrebounded the Magic 33-20 in the first half.

The Nets are 19-of-46 (41.3%) from the field and five-of-13 from beyond the arc (38.5%).

Point guard Deron Williams has 11 points, four rebounds and three assists.

The Nets led Friday night's game 50-35 at the half. They went on to win the game 107-68.

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The Magic look to get back to .500

The Magic look to get back to .500 when they take on the Nets Sunday

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