Bogdanovic leads Nets over Magic

Brooklyn, NY ( – Rookie Bojan Bogdanovic scored an NBA
career-high 22 points to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 104-96 win over the
Orlando Magic on Sunday.

Deron Williams added 18 points and seven assists and Joe Johnson scored 13 for
the Nets, who took control with a big run in the third quarter and then held
the Magic to just 19 points in the fourth to finish off a winning homestand.

Nikola Vucevic led all players with 27 points and 12 rebounds but the Magic
had a two-game winning streak snapped. Evan Fournier added 19 points in the
loss and Channing Frye scored 13.

Vucevic scored 17 of his points in the third quarter but Bogdanovic countered
with 11 for Brooklyn, including seven during a 14-4 run that gave the Nets an
eight-point lead midway through the frame.

Brooklyn took an 81-77 lead into the fourth and held the Magic to 6-for-16
shooting over the last 12 minutes.

Bogdanovic was 9-of-12 from the floor and grabbed six rebounds. Brook Lopez
and Mason Plumlee scored 12 points each for the Nets.

Johnson scored 10 points in the first quarter and the Nets took a 24-23 lead
into the second. Frye had 10 of his 12 points in the second quarter to help
the Magic carry a 52-50 edge into halftime.

Game Notes

Tobias Harris and Luke Ridnour scored 11 points apiece for Orlando … The
Nets went 3-1 on a homestand. They will start a three-game road trip on
Wednesday in Phoenix … The Magic continue a three-game road trip on Tuesday
in Toronto.