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NBA scores: Magic split a pair, Heat beat Nets

Orlando spoiled Dwight Howard's debut against his old team with a big win Sunday.

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The Orlando Magic had to travel from the southeast corner of the United States to the West Coast this weekend, but that didn't stop them from picking up at least one win.

The Magic fell to the Brooklyn Nets, 98-86, at home Friday night, but turned around to beat the Los Angeles Lakers, 113-103, on Sunday.

Even without Brook Lopez, Brooklyn had little trouble getting past Orlando. Joe Johnson scored 22 points and had five assists to lift the Nets to a win. Orlando was led by Glen Davis, who had a team-high 16 points. E'Twaun Moore finished with 13 points, four rebounds and four assists for the Magic.

The Magic played old friend Dwight Howard on Sunday, but even his performance wasn't good enough to slow down Orlando.

Howard was huge, scoring 21 points and hauling in 15 rebounds. And Kobe Bryant scored a game-high 34 points, but Orlando's Arron Afflalo scored 30 and Glen Davis had 23 to take the win. Nikola Vucevic had 17 points and 12 rebounds to help Orlando. The Magic had five players with at least 14 points.

The Heat had better success against the Nets on Saturday. Miami had a big second half and cruised past Brooklyn, 102-89. Miami held the Nets to just 30 points in the second half.

Dwyane Wade scored a game-high 34 points and had seven assists. LeBron James added 21 points and nine rebounds to his team's effort.

Orlando is 6-10 and is back in action Monday night at the Golden State Warriors.

Miami is 12-3. The Heat travel to play the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night.

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