Teletovic Scores 20 as Nets Beat Magic, 97-88

Deron Williams also had 17 points, five assists and four steals for the Nets

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    Brooklyn Nets' Marcus Thornton (10) shoots in front of Orlando Magic's E'Twaun Moore (55) during the first half on Sunday, April 13, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

    Mirza Teletovic scored a team-high 20 points off the bench, Joe Johnson and Mason Plumlee each added 17 and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Orlando Magic 97-88 Sunday night.

    Deron Williams also had 17 points, five assists and four steals for the Nets, whose victory gave them a two-game lead for the fifth spot in the Eastern Conference playoff race over the idle Washington Wizards.

    Tobias Harris came off the bench to lead the Magic with 18 points, who have lost their last two games.

    Trailing 59-55 with 6:59 remaining in the third quarter, Brooklyn went on an 13-0 run, highlighted by five points from Teletovic, to take a 70-59 lead with 3:23 left in the quarter. Ronnie Price then hit a 3-pointer to end Orlando's scoring drought.

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