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                            === Nets beat Magic ===
 
 Brooklyn,  NY (SportsNetwork.com)  - Mirza  Teletovic came  off the  bench and
 scored  a game-high 20 points and added six rebounds to help the Brooklyn Nets
 to a 97-88 win over the Orlando Magic at the Barclays Center.
 
 Joe  Johnson and  Mason  Plumlee  netted 17  apiece,  with  Plumlee adding  11
 rebounds  for  the Nets, who  have won four of  six. Deron Williams tallied 16
 points  and  five assists  and Paul  Pierce scored 10  points and grabbed five
 boards.
 
 "We've got to try to fine-tune and keep this chemistry that we have going into
 the postseason," Johnson said.
 
 Brooklyn  holds  a two-game lead for  the fifth spot in the Eastern Conference
 playoff race over the Wizards.
 
 Tobias  Harris totaled  18 points and seven rebounds and Victor Oladipo scored
 14  for the Magic, who have lost five of seven. Andrew Nicholson had 12 points
 and  seven  rebounds and  Kyle O'Quinn  and Maurice  Harkless scored 10 points
 apiece in defeat.
 
 "They  were shooting  the ball really well  and we just didn't adjust and stop
 them," Harris said.
 
 The  Nets trailed by  five, 57-52, 3 1/2 minutes into the third before an 18-2
 tear staked them an 11-point lead with 3 1/2 on the clock. The teams exchanged
 scores through the rest of the quarter and the Nets led 79-70 heading into the
 final 12 minutes of play.
 
 The Nets pushed their lead to 12 points, 87-75, with 6 1/2 remaining, however,
 six straight from Orlando cut its deficit to six points a minute later.
 
 Brooklyn then put the game away with a 10-3 burst.
 
 Earlier,  in  the second  period the  teams stayed within  three points of one
 another  except on  three occasions. The largest margin was six points, 44-38,
 for Orlando with 3 1/2 left in the first half.
 
 The first quarter was a tight opening 12 minutes, featuring three lead changes
 and one tie. The largest lead in the frame eight points in favor of the Magic.
 The  Nets, however, pulled back within three to trail, 28-25, heading into the
 second.
 
 Brooklyn  trailed,  49-46, at the  end of the  first half, despite shooting 50
 percent  (19-for-38) from  the floor. Orlando countered by making 54.1 percent
 (20-for-37) of its field goals.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 The Magic have now lost nine straight on the road ... Orlando has had five-or-
 more players score in double figures 52 times this season ... Brooklyn has now
 won 23 of its 26 last home games.
 
 04/14 00:16:50 ET