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Nets Falter Down Stretch in Orlando

With eighth place in the East on the line, the Nets and Magic were tied with six minutes to go in the game Friday night. The Nets then shot 3-12 and committed three turnovers the rest of the way as the Magic won by eight. For the game, the Nets shot just 35% from the field and were outrebounded 54-37 by Orlando. After going without a free throw attempt in the first half, they got to the line 25 times in the second, but made just 16 (64%). Vince Carter led the Nets with 27 points, but he and Jason Kidd combined to shoot just 12-32 from the field and the Magic bench outscored that of the Nets 29-15.