Amway Center · Orlando, Fla.
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By Kyle Hightower, Associated Press
ORLANDO, Fla.—Joe Johnson had 22 points and the Brooklyn Nets earned their fifth straight victory, holding off the Orlando Magic 98-86 on Friday night.
Gerald Wallace added 20 points, including five 3-pointers, as all five Nets starters reached double figures.
They beat the Magic for the third time this season and wrap up their five-game road trip in Miami on Saturday.
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By Brian Robb, for NBA.com
THE STAT: The Nets made 11-of-20 3-point shots while the Magic shot 1-for-11.
TURNING POINT: The Magic had a 48-45 early in the second half when Wallace hit the first of his four 3-pointers over a span of eight minutes, leading a 27-10 run that put the Nets in full command.
HOT: For the season, Gerald Wallace had been 5-for-21 from behind the arc. This time he shot 5-for-6.
Read the full Game Notebook on NBA.com.
Gerald Wallace's 5 three-pointers matched a career best, and also tied Jerry Stackhouse's individual season high for the Nets. That contributed to a team season high of 11 threes (20 attempts)...Joe Johnson shot well yet again, connecting on 10-of-16 attempts (2-4 3Ps) and scoring 22 points...Starting in place of an injured Brook Lopez, center Andray Blatched posted 14 points (6-14 FGs), 9 rebounds, 3 assists and a block...Reggie Evans (10 rebounds), pulled down double-digit boards for a fifth straight game, making him the first Net to do so since 1999...
|G · Deron Williams||G · Joe Johnson||F · Gerald Wallace||F · Kris Humphries||C · Andray Blatche|
Brook Lopez (sprained right foot) is OUT.
Toko Shengelia (sprained left thumb) was OUT.
|G · E'Twaun Moore||G · Arron Afflalo||F · Mo Harkless||F · Glen Davis||C · Nikola Vucevic|
Al Harrington (right knee rehabilitation) is OUT.
Hedo Turkoglu (broken left hand) is OUT.
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20 PTS, 4 REB, 3 AST
7-9 FGs, 5-6 3Ps, BLK
|"We've been shooting a lot of threes. We probably shot more threes this morning than we have in any shootaround, and some of 'em combined. We did it in the early part of shootaround, the middle part, we did it after shootaround. We're a much better three-point shooting team than we've shown this year. But the spacing was good, our guys were making on-time, on-target passes and we set good screens – that's a good recipe for success. And guys were taking and making their shots with confidence.."|