After losing a close game to the Magic earlier this week, the Nets (44-36) defeated Orlando (23-57) by a score of 97-88 after a third-quarter surge. >> Read full AP recap and box score at SNY.tv.
Need to Know: Mason Plumlee picked up his fourth double-double of the season after he scored 17 points and had 11 rebounds during Sunday night’s game.
Mizra Teletovic led the team with 20 points during the game, 12 of which came off 3-pointers.
Brooklyn scored 33 points during the third. The team had seven 3-pointers, three of which were consecutive, during the quarter.
Paul Pierce came out of the game during the third holding his neck and shoulder. Pierce, who scored 10 points in 19:16 on the court, did not return to the game.
With a steal in Sunday’s contest, Deron Williams now has at least one steal in each of the past 29 games. The next longest streak in the NBA this season is 21 games.
What’s Next: The Nets will take Monday off before they face the New York Knicks at the Barclays Center on Tuesday at 8:00.