The battle between the Nets and Magic didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Orlando was handed a 97-77 defeat on Monday at Barclays Center.
The Nets were a 9.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 195.5.
Brooklyn got 20 points from Deron Williams and another 16 points from Brook Lopez. Deron Williams contributed 9 assists, while Reggie Evans cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.
The Magic got an 18 -point performance from Nikola Vucevic, who was supported by 16 points from Maurice Harkless. J.J. Redick had 10 assists in a losing cause for Orlando, while Nikola Vucevic grabbed 9 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Brooklyn were victorious, as the score was 56-40 at the break.
Brooklyn won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 45-36.
Brooklyn looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Heat. The Magic will aim to get back on the winning track at New York.