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Magic Spanish broadcaster Joey Colon was completely bundled up from his perch in the press area at Barclays Center. The entrance to the arena was right by where he was sitting, bringing in the draft of the mega storm going on outside into the arena.
Maybe he is the only one who can appropriately answer who was colder in that third quarter: him or the Magic?
They were pretty close to putting a chill on the inside of Barclays Center with a 3-for-21 shooting performance in the third quarter coming out of the locker room. The Nets tightened up their defense after giving up 50 percent shooting in the first half and the Magic failed to find any rhythm on that end of the floor.
Brooklyn is too experienced for Orlando to make those kind of mistakes. The Nets turned those mistakes into points and dominated the second half for a 101-90 win on Tuesday.
Brooklyn led comfortably the entire second half for the most part with the Magic closing the gap some in garbage time in the fourth quarter. The effort was never bad. The Magic were playing hard. It just seemed as if they were pressing.
The Nets packed the paint extremely well in the second half, preventing the Magic from even gettinginto the paint it seemed. They always had a guy rotated over to cut off the dribble penetration and a helper rotated over to take away the first outlet.
This is how Brooklyn fans must have envisioned this team playing for so long. The Magic were just incapable of finding a rhythm on the offensive end.no comments