Jerry Stackhouse

Brooklyn Nets crush the Orlando Magic 107-68

Brooklyn Nets crush the Orlando Magic 107-68

Something seemed amiss from the opening minute Friday night. The Orlando Magic’s Nik Vucevic appeared to corral a defensive rebound, but the Brooklyn Nets’ Brook Lopez ripped the ball out of Vucevic’s hands and then went up strong for a layup. Lopez, a player not known for his passion, only had just started. Baskets, rebounds, blocks — he did it all in the first half. And he wasn’t the only one. The Nets played with more intensity most of the game, and they crushed the Magic 107-68 in front of an announced crowd of 17,532 at Amway Center. “I just know we need to play hard,” Orlando power forward Glen Davis said. “They were in the there doing...