Brooklyn Nets get back to .500, hold off Orlando Magic in 100-98 victory

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ORLANDO, Florida — Mason Plumlee had 18 points and nine rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Orlando Magic 100-98 on Friday night for their third straight victory.

Brook Lopez and Deron Williams added 16 points apiece. The win gets the Nets back to .500 for the first time since November.

The Nets (16-16) shot well most of the night and led by as many as 26 points in the second half. The Magic (13-23) rallied in fourth quarter, and got within two points with 3.8 seconds to play on a 3-pointer by Elfrid Payton.

But they weren't able to foul again as Brooklyn successfully ran out the clock.

Brooklyn had 22 turnovers, but outscored the Magic 50-42 in the paint.

Victor Oladipo led seven Orlando players in double figures with 17 points.

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