(Reuters) - The Brooklyn Nets powered away from struggling Orlando with a dominant fourth quarter to thrash the Magic 97-77 on Monday.
Deron Williams had 20 points and nine assists, Brook Lopez added 16 and the Nets (27-18) ended their first two-game losing streak since P.J. Carlesimo took over for the fired Avery Johnson late last month.
Playing in front of their home crowd, Brooklyn took a 56-40 halftime lead and ended firmly to hand the Magic a sixth straight loss.
The Magic pulled within 70-63 at the end of the third quarter, but the Nets scored the first nine points of the final period and had six three-pointers to seal the contest.
Keith Bogans, who finished with 12 points, opened the fourth with a trio of three-pointers to lead the late shooting spree.
Nikola Vucevic had 18 and nine rebounds while Moe Harkless tallied 16 points for Orlando (14-30).
(Writing by Jahmal Corner; Editing by Ian Ransom)
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