DeMarre Carroll made the go-ahead free throws with 34 seconds remaining and the Nets knocked off the Orlando Magic 98-95 on Monday night in Brooklyn.
Carroll had 14 points and rookie center Jarrett Allen led the Nets with a career-high 16 points on an off shooting night for both teams.
The Magic made just 6 of 31 from 3-point range and shot 36.5 percent from the field. Brooklyn shot 43.9 percent from the field and was 9 of 25 from 3-point range, including Carroll’s 25-footer with 4:30 left in the fourth quarter.
After Carroll provided a 96-95 lead with 34 seconds left, the Magic (12-26) had two chances to tie in the final seconds, but Allen Crabbe blocked guard Evan Fournier’s long 3-pointer with seven seconds remaining and guard D.J. Augustin missed a rushed 3-pointer from the corner with a second left.
Aaron Gordon led the Magic with 20 points and added 12 rebounds, Bismack Biyombo grabbed 17 rebounds to go with 12 points and point guard Elfrid Payton had 17 points and seven assists.
Crabbe finished with 15 points.
Both teams are back in action at home Wednesday night with the Magic hosting the Dallas Mavericks and the Nets entertaining the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The game was the first of a stretch of eight home outings for the Nets over a stretch of 10 games.
--Field Level Media