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Brooklyn Nets vs Orlando Magic 1/23/19 Postgame Notes and Observations

The Nets extended their winning streak to 5 with a 114-110 win over the Magic. D’Angelo Russell and Spencer Dinwiddie were both firing as the two spearheaded the hard fought victory. Here’s how it went down.

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1st Quarter:

  • Not the ideal start as Orlando kick off with an 8-0 run
  • Joe Harris kicks off scoring with a strong take to the rim
  • Russell gets bailed out with a late shot clock foul on the perimeter, crafty play
  • 2 early turnovers for D’Lo who’s only had 1 combined in his last 2 games
  • Easy go ahead three for Joey Buckets
  • Nets go on a 7-0 run to bring the margin down to 1
  • Russell’s three gives Brooklyn their first lead of the game
  • Graham’s three ball looks a lot smoother
  • Great feed from D’Lol as he feeds Kurucs who runs the floor with purpose
  • Allen follows up on the Kurucs miss with an aggressive slam
  • Nifty floater from Graham
  • Dinwiddie’s steal leads to the easy transition bucket for Harris
  • D’Lo, money from mid-range
  • Sleek feed from Russell to RHJ for the basket
  • Nets finish the quarter with a 26-25 lead

2nd Quarter:

  • Smooth drive to the rim by Rodions
  • Off the dribble three by DeMarre was pretty
  • Nets get their largest lead of the night at 31-25
  • 3’Angelo Russell
  • Damn Rodi has some speed
  • Lovely fake-cut from Kurucs as he slips through off the feed for D’Lo for the dunk
  • Great balance on the finish by Dinwiddie on the drive
  • Backs it up with a purposeful drive and dunk
  • Gets the Nets up to a double digit lead
  • Napier nails the long jumper
  • Orlando’s 10-2 run cuts Brooklyn’s lead to 2
  • Great aggression by Dinwiddie on the drive to the basket leading to the and one play
  • Spencer has such poise in his drives
  • He is unstoppable in his attack on the rim
  • Another Dinwiddie drives, another foul drawn
  • Isaac’s three ties the game up at 56 at the half

3rd Quarter:

  • The Harris drive kicks off scoring for the Nets in the second half
  • Smooth teardrop from D’Lo
  • Rodions backs it up with one of his own
  • Gorgeous pass from Harris to Allen down low for the basket
  • You give Russell an open mid range jumper and  he’s gonna hit it
  • Wonderful steal and lay in from D’Lo
  • Great patience from Russell as he feeds Carroll for the fadeaway jumper
  • 8-0 run for the Magic gives them back the lead
  • Dinwiddie’s attack is keeping the Nets respectable on the offensive end
  • RHJ looks to have an injured shoulder as heads to the locker room
  • Perfect feed from Spencer to DeMarre who finds himself in the paint for the bucket
  • Kurucs misses the dunk attempt but somehow leads to the Dinwiddie three
  • D’Angelo Russell goes bang from deep!
  • As the quarter ends Dinwiddie drives hard for the layup
  • Nets hold an 89-86 lead to end the quarter

4th Quarter:

  • Orlando go on a 7-0 run to regain the lead
  • Dinwiddie gets the first bucket of the quarter for the Nets
  • Pullup from Russell is butter
  • Carroll’s three ties things back up
  • Great body control and strength from Kurucs for the layup
  • Oh my, how did Spencer hit that three?
  • Allen makes the tough finish on the precise pass from D’Lo down low
  • Russell= money from mid range
  • DeMarre’s three gives the Nets some breathing room
  • Great defense from the Nets
  • Thanks Vuc
  • Sloppy turnover from Graham sends the Magic to there free throw line
  • Kurucs splits the free throws giving the Nets a 2 point lead with 15 secs left
  • Vucevic taps it back in off the Fournier miss but was clearly basket interference and the bucket isn’t allowed
  • Clutch free throws from D’Lo
  • Nets close it out 114-110