Nets hold on, finish home-and-home sweep of Magic

Nets hold on, finish home-and-home sweep of Magic
November 11, 2012, 5:36 pm
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Brooklyn Nets' Deron Williams, center, passes the ball around Orlando Magic's Josh McRoberts, right, and Moe Harkless during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New York, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)


NEW YORK (AP) Brook Lopez scored 20 points, Kris Humphries added 14 points and 21 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Orlando Magic 82-74 on Sunday to complete a home-and-home sweep.

Deron Williams finished with 17 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and a couple key plays down the stretch after what once appeared to be another blowout turned into a close game. The Nets beat the Magic 107-68 at Orlando on Friday and jumped out to an early 20-point lead in this one.

But after losing a 22-point lead at home against Minnesota on Monday, Brooklyn almost coughed up another huge cushion, letting Orlando get within five in the final 2 minutes.

Glen Davis had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Magic, who have dropped four in a row.