ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 18: D'Angelo Russell #1 of the Brooklyn Nets goes to the basket against the Orlando Magic on January 18, 2019 at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)

Brooklyn Nets vs Orlando Magic 1/18/19 Postgame Notes and Observations

D’Angelo Russell and Spencer Dinwiddie were the heroes as the Nets came from behind again to snatch the victory over the Magic. Here’s a look at how it went down.

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1st Quarter:

  • Jarrett Allen kicks off scoring with the lay in
  • Two poor defensive possessions leads to the early timeout from Kenny
  • Nets shooting 2/8 early on in the contest
  • D’Angelo Russell’s three gets the Nets back within 1
  • Magic’s size in the frontcourt is giving Brooklyn some problems
  • Treveon Graham pushes into the paint and earns the and one
  • Sleek player movement leading to the easy DeMarre Carroll layup
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  • Vucevic and Gordon both blocked by Jarrett Allen early
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  • Spencer Dinwiddie gets his first points of the night
  • Shabazz Napier knocks down the three
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2nd Quarter:

  • 8-0 run or Orlando gives them a 12 point lead
  • Strong finish from Davis under the rim
  • Shabazz Napier makes a rare block
  • Shabazz Napier keeps the deficit manageable with the three
  • And it’s back to 17
  • Joe Harris’ three trims it back to 16
  • D’Angelo Russell finishes around the rim with poise
  • Backs it up with a rainbow three
  • Another Russell three brings the margin back to 15
  • D’Lo recovers for his 15th point
  • Hits his 4th three of the night
  • MAKE THAT 5
  • HE’S ON FIRE
https://twitter.com/NetsRepublic/status/1086428368369790976
  • Block from Jarrett Allen, his third of the game
  • Magic have a 67-54 advantage over the Nets

3rd Quarter:

  • Jarrett Allen gets the team’s first points if the second half at the charity stripe
  • D’Angelo Russell hits the smooth runner
  • 4-point play there for Joe Harris
  • Rodions Kurucs going end to end for the bucket
  • Jarrett Allen gets good positioning for the easy basket
  • That’s 7 threes now for D’Lo
https://twitter.com/NetsRepublic/status/1086434828755632130
  • The floater gives Russell 31
  • And one opportunity for Spencer Dinwiddie
  • Backs it up with the three
  • Nice stop and prop for DeMarre as he makes the layup
  • Spencer cuts the lead to 10 on the three point make
  • Shabazz Napier joins in on the perimeter fun
  • Great drive from Spencer
https://twitter.com/OTG_NICK/status/1086438769794973696
  • Nets trim the deficit to single digits (86-95)

4th Quarter:

  • Shabzzz Napier kicks off scoring the three and cuts the margin down to 6
  • Treveon Graham hits a three
  • Good aggression from DeMarre Carroll leads to the tough layup
  • Backs it up with a smooth off the dribble assist to Davis for the basket
  • Joe Harris’ three brings it back to 4
  • Nice soft touch from Russell
  • 6-point deficit with 3 mins remaining
  • DeMarre Carroll goes hard to the rack again!
  • DINWIDDIE IS A BEAST!
https://twitter.com/BrooklynNets/status/1086447121224605702
  • Nets regain the lead for the first time since it was 2-0
  • D’ANGELO WITH THE THREE, ICE. IN. HIS. VEINS
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  • Clearly a no-foul on the Ross three
  • NETS CLOSE IT OUT FOR THE WIN 117-115