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Nets beat Magic 126-121 in first game without Lin

NEW YORK (AP) Jeremy Lin was in the hospital Friday, rather than joining his teammates for their home opener.

The Brooklyn Nets are going to miss him, but they showed they still have plenty of firepower without him.

D'Angelo Russell, Trevor Booker and DeMarre Carroll all scored 17 points, and the Nets beat the Orlando Magic 126-121.

Brooklyn had six players in double figures, three more with nine points and got 64 points from its reserves to bounce back after yielding 140 points Wednesday night in a season-opening loss to Indiana.

Lin ruptured the patella tendon in his right knee late in that game and had season-ending surgery Friday morning.

''Honestly, that's our brother, so we don't want to forget that. You don't want to forget about him,'' Russell said. ''But going out there I feel like guys knew they had to step up and they did.''

Coach Kenny Atkinson was frustrated with the Nets' play on both ends, though understood there would an adjustment as players got used to new rotations without their starting guard.

''But still, I think we can do a better job than we did tonight,'' he said.

Booker added 11 rebounds and made the clinching free throws with 0.9 seconds left after Orlando's Evan Fournier missed a tying 3-point attempt.

Nikola Vucevic scored a career-high 41 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Magic, who beat Miami in their opener. Fournier finished with 22 points and nine rebounds, and said he should have made his shot with about 2 seconds left.

''But we should have never been in that situation anyway,'' he said. ''We did too many mistakes defensively. We didn't get any stops down the stretch.''

It was tied at 106 before Brooklyn's Joe Harris had consecutive baskets midway through the fourth quarter. The Nets stayed ahead from there, with Russell banking in a jumper while being fouled with 1:23 left after the Magic had closed within one.

Allen Crabbe started for Lin and had nine points. Spencer Dinwiddie came off the bench and scored 16, while Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had 15.

TIP-INS

Magic: Starting guard Elfrid Payton did not play in the second half because of a strained left hamstring. Forward Aaron Gordon missed the game with a sore left ankle. ''They had maybe their best player out, too. So we can't use the fact that we had two injuries,'' Vucevic said. ''Obviously missed those guys, but the next guy's got to step up. ... Vucevic's previous career high was 37 points, set on April 13, 2015, at Minnesota.

Nets: The Nets said rookie Jarrett Allen was the second-youngest player to play for them at 19 years, 182 days. Derrick Favors, now with the Utah Jazz, was 19 years, 104 days when he debuted on Oct. 27, 2010. ... The game was the first of just 39 at Barclays Center this season. The Nets' other two home games will be in Mexico City, where they will face Oklahoma City on Dec. 7 and Miami on Dec. 9. ... The Nets are 5-1 in home openers since moving to Brooklyn in 2012.

TAKING A KNEE

Justine Skye took a knee at the end of her performance of the national anthem. Skye, who is black, was nearing the completion of the song when she went to one knee for the finish. A Nets spokeswoman said the team was not aware of Skye's plans.

SEASON OVER

Lin had surgery Friday morning at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York . The Nets said the surgery was successful and Lin is expected to make a full recovery.

BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY

The Empire State Building's tower went with a white and black light pattern for the Nets' home opener.

UP NEXT

Magic: At Cleveland on Saturday night.

Nets: Host Atlanta on Sunday night.

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Key Players
A. Gordon
00 F
D. Russell
1 G
30.0 Min. Per Game 30.0
30.0 Pts. Per Game 30.0
5.0 Ast. Per Game 5.0
3.0 Reb. Per Game 3.0
30.8 Field Goal % 52.6
50.0 Three Point % 36.4
83.3 Free Throw % 75.0
+ 1 Trevor Booker made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:00
+ 1 Trevor Booker made 1st of 2 free throws 0:00
  Personal foul on D.J. Augustin 0:00
  Defensive rebound by Trevor Booker 0:00
  Evan Fournier missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:03
+ 1 Allen Crabbe made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:13
+ 1 Allen Crabbe made 1st of 2 free throws 0:13
  Personal foul on Nikola Vucevic 0:13
+ 3 Terrence Ross made 3-pt. jump shot 0:14
+ 1 Trevor Booker made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:24
  Trevor Booker missed 1st of 2 free throws 0:24
Team Stats
Points 121 126
Field Goals 45-89 (50.6%) 46-92 (50.0%)
3-Pointers 18-33 (54.5%) 9-27 (33.3%)
Free Throws 13-15 (86.7%) 25-35 (71.4%)
Total Rebounds 45 57
Offensive 9 15
Defensive 31 33
Team 5 9
Assists 30 22
Steals 9 13
Blocks 3 6
Turnovers 22 18
Fouls 27 17
Technicals 0 0
41 PTS, 12 REB, 3 AST
16 PTS, 5 REB, 5 AST
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away team logo Magic 1-1 27283630121
home team logo Nets 1-1 29293137126
Team Stats
away team logo Magic 1-1 PPG RPG APG
home team logo Nets 1-1 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
N. Vucevic C 16.5 PPG 9.2 RPG 3.4 APG 47.5 FG%
D. Carroll F 13.5 PPG 6.6 RPG 2.0 APG 41.4 FG%
Top Scorers
N. Vucevic C 41 PTS 12 REB 3 AST
D. Carroll F 17 PTS 8 REB 2 AST
50.6 FG% 50.0
54.5 3PT FG% 33.3
86.7 FT% 71.4
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
N. Vucevic 35 41 12 3 0 0 4 5 17/22 6/8 1/2 1 11 55 +15
E. Fournier 35 22 9 5 2 0 2 3 8/21 2/6 4/4 2 7 41 -3
T. Ross 30 11 6 2 1 0 0 3 4/9 2/4 1/1 2 4 22 +6
J. Isaac 22 9 1 3 2 1 4 3 4/5 1/1 0/0 0 1 15 -3
E. Payton 14 4 1 4 1 0 2 0 2/6 0/1 0/0 0 1 12 +10
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
N. Vucevic 35 41 12 3 0 0 4 5 17/22 6/8 1/2 1 11 55 +15
E. Fournier 35 22 9 5 2 0 2 3 8/21 2/6 4/4 2 7 41 -3
T. Ross 30 11 6 2 1 0 0 3 4/9 2/4 1/1 2 4 22 +6
J. Isaac 22 9 1 3 2 1 4 3 4/5 1/1 0/0 0 1 15 -3
E. Payton 14 4 1 4 1 0 2 0 2/6 0/1 0/0 0 1 12 +10
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Augustin 23 10 2 5 1 0 2 3 3/5 2/3 2/2 1 1 21 -8
J. Simmons 21 10 1 1 0 0 2 2 3/6 2/3 2/2 1 0 11 -8
M. Speights 3 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 1/2 1/1 0/0 1 1 4 -5
S. Mack 10 3 0 3 1 0 2 1 1/3 1/2 0/0 0 0 8 -6
B. Biyombo 12 3 1 0 0 1 2 3 1/2 0/0 1/1 0 1 3 -20
M. Hezonja 15 3 3 1 1 0 1 3 1/5 1/2 0/0 1 2 8 0
A. Afflalo 14 2 2 3 0 1 0 1 0/3 0/2 2/3 0 2 11 -3
W. Iwundu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Artis - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Gordon - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Payne - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Birch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 234 121 40 30 9 3 22 27 45/89 18/33 13/15 9 31 211 -25
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Carroll 27 17 8 2 2 0 1 2 6/9 3/4 2/2 1 7 30 -5
D. Russell 25 17 3 6 3 0 8 3 8/16 0/3 1/2 1 2 27 -7
R. Hollis-Jefferson 24 15 4 1 3 3 0 0 5/10 0/1 5/7 1 3 27 +1
A. Crabbe 22 9 1 2 0 1 1 0 1/5 1/4 6/6 0 1 14 -7
T. Mozgov 15 4 6 0 0 0 1 0 2/5 0/1 0/0 3 3 9 -1
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Carroll 27 17 8 2 2 0 1 2 6/9 3/4 2/2 1 7 30 -5
D. Russell 25 17 3 6 3 0 8 3 8/16 0/3 1/2 1 2 27 -7
R. Hollis-Jefferson 24 15 4 1 3 3 0 0 5/10 0/1 5/7 1 3 27 +1
A. Crabbe 22 9 1 2 0 1 1 0 1/5 1/4 6/6 0 1 14 -7
T. Mozgov 15 4 6 0 0 0 1 0 2/5 0/1 0/0 3 3 9 -1
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Booker 21 17 11 2 0 0 2 3 6/11 0/0 5/8 5 6 30 0
S. Dinwiddie 24 16 5 5 2 0 1 1 6/15 2/5 2/3 3 2 32 +12
J. Harris 18 10 3 1 0 0 0 1 4/6 2/4 0/0 1 2 15 +9
C. LeVert 27 9 1 2 2 1 3 2 4/11 0/4 1/3 0 1 14 +12
J. Allen 14 9 2 0 1 1 0 3 3/3 0/0 3/4 0 2 13 +7
Q. Acy 16 3 4 1 0 0 1 2 1/1 1/1 0/0 0 4 8 +4
J. Lin - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Zeller - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Whitehead - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Kilpatrick - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Wiley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Y. Ouattara - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 233 126 48 22 13 6 18 17 46/92 9/27 25/35 15 33 219 +25