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Magic Handle Nets

The Nets aren't getting blown out, but they're still not able to hang with the best teams in the league. The Magic were in control from the start Friday night at the Izod Center and used a 10-2 run at the end of the first quarter to build their first double-digit lead of the night. The Nets hung in and were down just seven at the half, but after the Magic went up early in the third, the Nets spent the rest of the game trading baskets, never getting that close again.  Vince Carter showed Nets fans what they've been missing this season, hitting deep three's and then in the fourth quarter throwing down a vintage VC slam.  The Nets shot poorly throughout, with Devin Harris going 7-20  and Yi Jianlian an even worse 1-5.  After averaging 13 rebounds over the past three games, Yi came away with only 7 and two points.  Kris Humphries, fresh from representing the team at the Newark press conference, finished with 12 points and 5 rebounds.  Terrence Williams had his third straight solid game with 14 points to go along with four assists and four rebounds.  In the battle of big men, Lopez played well against Dwight Howard, finishing with 18 points and eight rebounds.  The Magic center had a workmanlike 11 points but grabbed a game high 16 rebounds.  Harris had a double double, with 17 points and 10 assists. Carter finished with 13, 3 and 3.