Final: Brooklyn Nets cruise past Orlando Magic

US PRESSWIRE

The Nets will take a five-game winning streak into Miami on Saturday.

The Nets' have their second five-game winning streak of the season, thanks to another easy win over the Orlando Magic. Joe Johnson and Gerald Wallace led the way in this one, a 98-86 victory in Orlando on Friday night.

Brooklyn led by just one after a sluggish first half, but used a 15-4 run to build a cushion midway through the third quarter. Strong defense, along with some offense from Johnson and Andray Blatche then held the Magic down in the fourth.

The Nets were pretty efficient until garbage time. They shot 46 percent from the field and 11-for-20 from 3-point range, while turning the ball over just eight times. And their defense was strong once again, holding the Magic to just 45 percent shooting and 1-for-9 on threes.

Johnson led all scorers with 22 points on 10-for-16 shooting, while Wallace scored a season-high 20 points, hitting 5-for-6 from three. Blatche added 14 points and nine rebounds, while Deron Williams finished with 11 points and seven assists. Reggie Evans had his fifth straight game of 10 or more rebounds.

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