Magic send Nets to ninth straight home loss, 83-77
NEW YORK (AP) Victor Oladipo and Nikola Vucevic each scored 20 points Friday night to lead the Orlando Magic to an 83-77 victory over the Brooklyn Nets, who have lost nine straight home games.
Aaron Gordon added 14 points and Evan Fournier had 13 for the Magic, who snapped a four-game losing streak.
Brook Lopez led the Nets with 17 points. Joe Johnson finished with 13.
Gordon's layup with 6:20 left snapped a 68-all tie and gave the Magic the lead for good. Orlando extended its lead to 81-72 on Oladipo's 3-pointer with 2:42 left and the Nets never got closer than six the rest of the way.
Brooklyn hasn't won at home since a 100-91 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Dec. 10. The Nets' team record is 14 straight home losses set in 2009-10, when they finished 12-70 while playing in New Jersey.