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No franchise record, the Magic falls heavily in Brooklyn!

Important match for Orlando, who traveled to Brooklyn to seek a tenth victory in a row and therefore an absolute franchise record. But the Magic had played the day before against the Wizards and for this third match in four days, undoubtedly the legs were a little heavy.

Mikal Bridges took the opportunity to shine with 3-point shots and the Nets struck several times from afar. The Brooklyn star scored 26 points in this first quarter and Brooklyn put its opponent on the ropes (44-23).

Even with less skill, Jacque Vaughn's troops maintain the gap because the Magic players miss a lot, between missed shots and lost balls (73-51). There is better in the second half, with an active Moe Wagner. Orlando thus returns to nine points. But after an exchange of baskets, there is always a significant gap (98-85).

And nothing changes in the last quarter. Brooklyn and Mikal Bridges constantly manage to score points, where Paolo Banchero and his gang are struggling offensively. Large and logical victory for Brooklyn therefore (129-101) and end of series for Orlando.

What you must remember

– Mikal Bridges, a knockout in the first round. The Nets winger hit hard at the start, with 26 points at 8/11 shooting and 3/3 at 3-points in the first quarter. He put Orlando on the ropes and himself then decreased in intensity, before regaining color in the last quarter. The former Suns still finished with 42 points.

– Franz Wagner, symbol of his team. The German didn't have a bad game with 20 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists, but he lacked precision with his 6/16 shooting, especially near the circle. Like his teammates, he spared no effort, but seemed short and didn't have the breath or the legs to make a difference.

Brooklyn / 129 Shots Rebounds
Players Min Shots 3pts L.F. O D T Pd Party Int Bp Ct +/- Pts Eval
C.Johnson 30 5/10 3/6 1/2 3 4 7 3 2 0 0 0 +10 14 18
Mr. Bridges 35 12/20 3/6 15/18 1 4 5 3 3 1 3 3 +26 42 40
N. Claxton 24 3/4 0/0 0/0 4 3 7 1 4 0 1 1 +3 6 13
S. Dinwiddie 35 8/15 3/7 3/4 0 4 4 3 2 0 2 0 +21 22 19
C.Thomas 38 7/23 4/9 2/2 0 7 7 5 3 0 2 0 +11 20 14
R. O'Neale 26 1/3 1/3 0/0 1 5 6 7 3 1 0 0 +24 3 15
T. Watford 7 3/4 0/0 1/1 3 1 4 1 1 0 1 1 +6 7 11
D. Sharpe 24 2/2 0/0 1/3 1 5 6 2 3 0 1 1 +21 5 11
D. Smith Jr. 21 5/10 0/3 0/1 1 10 11 6 0 2 1 1 +18 10 23
46/91 14/34 23/31 14 43 57 31 21 4 11 7 129 164
Orlando / 101 Shots Rebounds
Players Min Shots 3pts L.F. O D T Pd Party Int Bp Ct +/- Pts Eval
P. Banchero 34 6/15 0/2 7/9 1 9 10 8 3 1 1 0 -16 19 26
F.Wagner 34 6/16 2/3 6/6 1 6 7 5 5 0 1 1 -17 20 22
G.Bitadze 15 1/6 0/0 1/2 3 2 5 0 2 0 0 1 -4 3 3
J.Suggs 22 3/7 1/3 0/0 0 0 0 2 5 1 4 1 -14 7 3
A.Black 19 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 3 3 1 3 0 0 0 -5 2 6
C.Okeke 4 0/2 0/2 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -5 0 -3
A.Schofield 4 0/2 0/2 0/0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 -5 0 0
Mr. Wagner 22 6/9 2/2 4/5 1 1 2 2 2 0 2 1 -12 18 17
C.Anthony 31 8/16 2/6 2/2 0 5 5 1 3 0 1 1 -32 20 18
J. Ingles 16 1/2 1/1 2/3 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 0 -10 5 7
G. Harris 21 2/8 0/5 0/0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 -7 4 1
C. Houstan 16 1/3 1/3 0/0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 -13 3 1
35/87 9/29 22/27 7 29 36 24 27 3 11 5 101 101

How to read the stats? Min = Minutes; Shots = Successful shots / Attempted shots; 3pts = 3-points / 3-points attempted; LF = free throws made / free throws attempted; O = offensive rebound; D=defensive rebound; T = Total rebounds; Pd = assists; Fte: Personal fouls; Int = Intercepts; Bp = Lost balls; Ct: Against; +/- = Point differential when the player is on the field; Pts = Points; Eval: player evaluation calculated from positive actions – negative actions.

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