Dinwiddie Leads Brooklyn Nets to Victory Over Orlando Magic

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Spencer Dinwiddie’s impressive display of 29 points, nine assists, and five rebounds led the Brooklyn Nets to a convincing 124-104 victory over the Orlando Magic in the NBA In-Season Tournament’s Eastern Conference Group C.

Well-Rounded Nets Performance

The Nets demonstrated a well-rounded effort with contributions from Mikal Bridges (21 points, five rebounds, four assists), Cam Johnson (20 points), and Day’Ron Sharpe (11 points, 10 rebounds before fouling out). Coach Jacque Vaughn praised the team’s response, emphasizing improvement on both ends of the floor.

Orlando’s Franz Wagner Shines

Despite the Magic’s efforts, highlighted by Franz Wagner’s 21 points, eight rebounds, and five assists, they faced challenges, falling to 4-16 all-time at Barclays Center. Wagner acknowledged turnovers and a loss of offensive flow as contributing factors.

Dominant Fourth Quarter

Brooklyn secured the win with a dominant fourth quarter, outscoring Orlando 36-18. Dinwiddie’s 12 points in the quarter, combined with Royce O’Neale’s seven, propelled the Nets to a 22-9 run at the start of the fourth.

Defensive Prowess and Turnovers

The Nets showcased defensive prowess, recording a season-high 13 steals and turning 16 turnovers into 27 points. Coach Jamahl Mosley of the Magic acknowledged Brooklyn’s ability to turn up the defensive heat and emphasized the impact of turnovers on the game’s outcome.

Key Moments

Brooklyn established an early lead with an 8-0 first-quarter run, overcoming Nic Claxton’s early foul trouble. Orlando rallied behind Joe Ingles and Wagner, leading to a halftime score of 60-57 in favor of the Magic. However, the resilient Nets took control in the second half, securing their second consecutive win in the tournament.


The Brooklyn Nets’ victory over the Orlando Magic showcased a collective effort, with Dinwiddie’s standout performance guiding them to success. As the tournament progresses, the Nets aim to build on this momentum, closing their round-robin slate with a home game against Toronto on November 28.

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