Orlando Magic center Bol Bol (10) passes the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Monday, Nov. 28, 2022, in New York. The Nets won 109-102. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

Magic Fall to the Nets

The Orlando Magic lost to the Brooklyn Nets Monday night in New York, 109-102.

Magic v. Nets Recap

The Magic are fighting to break their five-game losing streak that continued with their loss last night in Brooklyn against the Nets. The Magic made a statement early in the first quarter including a nine-point lead. The Nets went on to score 11 unanswered points and took the lead back. The Magic continued to keep it close for the remainder of the first half, ending the second quarter with a score of 51-52.

Brooklyn attacked the third quarter and extended its halftime lead to five. The Nets continued to dominate the third quarter, outscoring the Magic 35-25. Orlando went on to fight back in the fourth and outscored the Nets 26-22, but it was not enough to win. The Magic fell to the Nets by a score of 109-102. This game had a total of nine lead changes and nine ties throughout.

Unstoppable Players

Kevin Durant scored a season high of 45 points and also came down with seven rebounds. The Magic could not stop him from shooting 19 of 24 from the field.

“Mainly, if my mind is in the right place coming into the game, as far as following the game plan, I feel like that’s when I had solid games,” Durant said.

Kyrie Irving also made a statement for the Nets adding 20 points to Durant’s 45. Both players were on the court for an impressive 39 minutes.

Stand-out players for the Magic include Bol Bol and Paolo Banchero who had 24 a piece and both also spent 39 minutes on the court. Forward, Caleb Houstan, only had three points on the night by contributed with a total of seven rebounds.

What’s Next?

The Nets will play their next five games at home. Their next one being against the Wizards on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. The Nets will have to make it happen with a questionable Ben Simmons who went out last night with “left knee soreness,” an injury that has caused him to sit out of four games earlier this season.

The Magic take on the Atlanta Hawks at home Wednesday night in hopes to end their five-game losing streak.

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