Vince Carter's return to New Jersey was spoiled by a first-half injury on Friday night as the Orlando Magic ran out deserving 95-85 winners over the Nets. All-Star Dwight Howard picked up the slack in his absence with his first 20-20 of the season, helping the Magic improve to 2-0 while handing the nets their second defeat in as many games. After receiving a standing ovation from the majority of the Izod Center crowd, Carter quickly racked up 16 points, three rebounds and four assists before spraining his left ankle in the closing minutes of the second quarter. The 11-year veteran shot 6-of-8 from the field, dunking the ball on Orlando's opening possession and nailing a pair of 3-pointers before limping off gingerly with 2:55 remaining in the half after stepping on Devin Harris's foot and ...
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