NEW YORK -- The Brooklyn Nets wrapped up their four-game homestand with a 104-96 victory over the Orlando Magic on Sunday afternoon at Barclays Center. The Nets went 3-1 during the homestand and are 4-2 overall.
Players of the game: Bojan Bogdanovic had 11 of his career-high 22 points in the third quarter. Deron Williams filled up the stat sheet quite nicely: 18 points, seven assists and four rebounds. Nikola Vucevic burned Brook Lopez all afternoon to finish with 27 points and 12 rebounds.
Stat of the game: Lopez played zero minutes in the fourth quarter, and the Nets were just fine without him. Still, it’s telling that Nets coach Lionel Hollins decided to sit his max center down the stretch and play a small lineup. Lopez is still getting in shape after being out, but Vucevic punished him inside. With Lopez out, Kevin Garnett was at center and helped neutralize Vucevic, who was held scoreless in the fourth. Earlier in the week, fellow Nikola, Minnesota's Pekovic, dominated Lopez.
Plays of the game: In the second quarter, Mason Plumlee blocked Aaron Gordon’s alley-oop attempt. Shortly thereafter, Plumlee skied to finish an alley-oop of his own from Williams. In the fourth, Plumlee put Gordon on a poster with a two-handed rim-rocker.
Up next: The Nets begin a three-game West Coast swing in Phoenix on Wednesday night.