Howard leads Magic to easy 86-70 win over Nets

KYLE HIGHTOWER Associated Press Published:

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Dwight Howard scored 18 points, Jameer Nelson and Glen Davis each had 13 and the Orlando Magic easily beat the New Jersey Nets 86-70 Friday night.

Ryan Anderson added 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Magic, who built a 20-point lead and cruised from there. Orlando won for the fourth time in five games and extended its winning streak against the Nets to 10.

Reserve Gerald Green scored 15 points to lead the Nets. DeShawn Stevenson, who scored 11 points, was the only New Jersey starter to reach double figures.

The Nets have now lost three of four as they prepare to open a three-game homestand Saturday against New Orleans.

Orlando heads to Miami on Sunday for its final regular-season meeting against the Heat.