Orlando Magic Fall Late to the Brooklyn Nets


Nov 9, 2014; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Orlando Magic forward Channing Frye (8) shoots over Brooklyn Nets center Mason Plumlee (1) during the first half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

The Orlando Magic’s two-game winning streak was snappd Sunday afternoon as they fell 104-96 to the Brooklyn Nets.

The Magic (2-5) held an 89-87 lead with 6:22 left after Channing Frye hit a three-pointer but the Nets (4-2) went on a 17-9 run to win the game.

Perhaps the biggest stat of all though was that Nikola Vucevic didn’t even attempt a field goal in the fourth quarter after he scored 17 points in the third. He finished with 27 points and 12 rebounds while Evan Fournier added 19 points.

Orlando shot 52 per cent from the floor but were out-rebounded 45-31 by the Nets who got 22 points from rookie Bojan Bogdanovic while Mason Plumlee added a double-double off the bench in just 16 minutes.

The Magic took a 52-50 lead into the half but were outscored 31-25 in the third despite Vucevic’s strong quarter, where he went 8-of-10 and added a free throw.

Trailing by two late, the Nets went on a 9-0 run thanks to a Plumlee dunk, Bogdanovic three and four Alan Anderson points to put the Magic out of reach.

Orlando never got closer than six points after.

The Magic have Monday off before facing the Raptors in Toronto Tuesday night.