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Blatche leads Nets to 8th win in 9 games

  • Article by: ADRY TORRES
  • Associated Press
  • January 21, 2014 - 9:10 PM

NEW YORK — Andray Blatche came off the bench and had a team-high 18 points and reserve forward Mirza Teletovic added 14 points as the Brooklyn Nets continued their resurgence with an eighth win in nine games, beating the Orlando Magic 101-90 on a snowy Tuesday night.

One night after routing the crosstown rival New York Knicks, the Nets kept up the surge. Their 8-1 start in January is a NBA best after a disappointing 10-21 start to their second season in Brooklyn.

Joe Johnson and Paul Pierce each had 13 points apiece for the Nets.

Despite heavy snow that was expected to dump 8-14 inches on the city, there were barely any empty seats with 15,482 in attendance at Barclays Center.

New York City native Kyle O'Quinn led Orlando with 15 points and eight rebounds off the bench. E'Twaun Moore had 13 points for the Magic, who lost for the 10th time in 11 games.

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