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GAME 3: MAGIC 94, NETS 78

Amway Center
December 29, 2011

Magic beat Nets, 94-78
NEWARK, N.J.Dwight Howard took down 24 rebounds, two short of his career high, and blocked three shots Thursday night in leading the Orlando Magic to a 94-78 victory over the cold-shooting New Jersey Nets.

Former Net Ryan Anderson led five Magic players in double figures with 22 points and the Magic never trailed after Anderson's 3-pointer midway through the first quarter.


For more, read the AP game recap: Click Here
or view the TV Companion enhanced box score.


NETS-MAGIC LIVE FEED



NETS-MAGIC NOTEBOOK
GOOD MOVE: The Nets shook up their lineup, moving Mehmet Okur in at center and Sundiata Gaines in at shooting guard because they had started badly in their first two games of the season.

THE STAT: Referee Dick Bavetta officiated in his 2,500th consecutive game.

For more, read Adam Figman's NBA.com notebook: Click Here


NETS NOTES G MarShon Brooks led the team in scoring for a second straight game, posting 17 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists and a steal in 20 minutes off the bench...F Kris Humphries pulled down 10 rebounds, adding 9 points...Every player on the Nets to enter the game scored at least 2 points.


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LINE OF THE NIGHT
ONCOURT

MarShon Brooks
17 PTS, 2 REB
7-15 FG, 2-2 3P
OFFCOURT

Avery Johnson
On rookie MarShon Brooks:

"The kid is playing hard and hes playing with a lot of confidence. Hes fearless and we just want him to play his game. Pretty much what hes doing is the reason why we drafted him."



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