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               === Nets aim for home-and-home sweep of Magic ===
 (Sports  Network)  - The Brooklyn Nets  shoot for a home-and-home sweep of the
 Orlando Magic when the two clubs clash Sunday at Barclays Center.
 Brooklyn  crushed the  Magic, 107-68,  on Friday  thanks to  14 points  and 10
 rebounds  from  Brook Lopez. Andray  Blatche had 15  points off the bench, Joe
 Johnson  scored 13  and Deron Williams ended  with 12 points for the Nets, who
 shot 50 percent from the field and halted a two-game slide.
 The  Nets' bench  played a huge role in the win, outscoring Orlando's reserves
 by  a  55-18 margin. The Nets  ended a 10-game  losing streak to the Magic and
 earned their first road win of the season (1-1).
 "We  know when  we get in the game we  have to come out with a lot of energy,"
 said Blatche of the bench play. "We have to take care of the paint and run the
 offense. We know when we get in there, its time to go to work."
 Nets  forward Gerald  Wallace and guard Marshon Brooks did not play Friday and
 are doubtful this afternoon with ankle injuries.
 Brooklyn is opening a three-game homestand versus the Magic and also will host
 Cleveland and Boston.
 Orlando  is mired  in a three-game losing streak after opening the post-Dwight
 Howard era with two straight wins.
 In  the lopsided defeat at the hands of the Nets, E'Twaun Moore scored a game-
 best  18 points  and has  been  filling in  at  the point  with Jameer  Nelson
 sidelined due to injury. Aaron Afflalo had 12 points for the Magic.
 "We've  got a lot to work on, defensively being the main issue," Afflalo said.
 "But  the  good thing is that  we play the same  team on Sunday. So I think it
 will  be a great  chance for us to see if we can truly learn from tonight. ...
 Hopefully we grow from tonight."
 The  Magic  were outrebounded,  48-35, and  will play four  of their next five
 games  away from  home. They own an 0-2  mark as the guest this season and are
 still without Hedo Turkoglu (hand) and Al Harrington (knee).
 Orlando  has won 14  of the past 16 encounters with the Nets and five straight
 as the visitor in this series.
 11/11 10:49:22 ET

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