Spencer Dinwiddie had 29 points, eight assists and five rebounds, leading the Brooklyn Nets to a 124-104 victory over the Orlando Magic in Group C of the NBA In-Season Tournament
ByPAT PICKENS Associated Press
November 14, 2023, 10:03 PM
NEW YORK — Spencer Dinwiddie had 29 points, eight assists and five rebounds, leading the Brooklyn Nets to a 124-104 victory over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night in Group C of the NBA In-Season Tournament.
Mikal Bridges chipped in 21 points, five rebounds and four assists, while Cam Johnson scored 20 points as Brooklyn put six players in double figures. Day’Ron Sharpe finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out as the Nets won their second straight overall and improved to 2-1 in the tournament.
The Nets will close their round-robin slate with a home game against Toronto on Nov. 28.
Franz Wagner had 21 points, eight rebounds and five assists for their Magic in their tournament opener. Orlando fell to 4-16 all-time at Barclays Center.
After closing the third quarter with a 15-7 run, Brooklyn pulled away with a 22-9 spurt to start the fourth. Dinwiddie scored 12 in the quarter, Royce O’Neale added seven in the fourth and the Nets made 7 of 10 3-pointers while outscoring Orlando 36-18 in the period.
The Magic made just 6 of 21 field goals in the fourth, and Brooklyn turned 16 turnovers into 27 points.
Brooklyn made seven of its first 10 field goals and six of its first 11 3-pointers. The Nets used an 8-0 first-quarter run to build a 14-point lead, keyed by Sharpe’s six points and five rebounds off the bench after center Nic Claxton got in early foul trouble.
But Orlando rallied behind Joe Ingles’ 11 first-quarter points and Wagner’s half-court buzzer beater to end the first quarter. The Magic used their size advantage to force four first-half fouls against Claxton, and outscored the Nets 28-7 over a span of just over eight minutes to build a seven-point advantage.
Orlando shot 52.6% from the field and got 13 points from Paolo Banchero to lead 60-57 at halftime.
Orlando: At Chicago on Wednesday.
Brooklyn: At Miami on Thursday.
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