Dzanan Musa scored an NBA G League career-high 27 points Sunday and led the Long Island Nets to a 125-111 victory over the host Lakeland Magic.
Dzanan Musa, taken in the first round in June by the parent Brooklyn Nets, is growing up quickly. On Sunday, he scored an NBA G League career-high 27 points to power the Long Island Nets past the Lakeland Magic 125-111 at RP Funding Center in Lakeland, Fla.
Musa, the 29th overall pick by Brooklyn after three seasons with Croatian club Cedevita, ran his streak of consecutive 20-point games to seven and is now averaging 21 points per game while on assignment to Long Island.
The 19-year-old Bosnian added six rebounds, a game-high six assists and a steal in 36 minutes, hitting 10-of-15 overall and knocking down 6-of-9 from 3-point range.
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With the win, the Nets avenged their only homecourt loss of the season. The Magic beat Long Island at Nassau Coliseum seven days earlier, 130-124.
The Nets (10-4) took control of the game in the second quarter. Kamari Murphy came off the bench to score 15 points for Long Island and the Nets held Lakeland to 7-for-26 shooting in the quarter while outscoring the Magic 37-16.
Long Island led 77-49 at the half and by as much as 30 in the third quarter. The Magic never got closer than 12 in the fourth quarter.
The win enabled the Nets to finish 2-1 on their three-game road trip, following a loss to the Canton Charge on Thursday with wins Friday over the Fort Wayne Mad Ants and Sunday at Lakeland.
Musa is getting a great deal of development time with Long Island, as he has been assigned to the G-Nets for all 14 of their games this season and is averaging nearly 33 minutes per game.
Murphy finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds for Long Island and Theo Pinson, on a two-way contract with Brooklyn, also scored 22. Alan Williams, also on a two-way deal, finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds and Jordan McLaughlin dropped 18 points and had three steals.
Shannon Scott dropped 11 points off the bench for Long Island.
The Nets will play their next two games at home in advance of their appearance at the G League Showcase in Las Vegas Dec. 20 and 22. They host the Windy City Bulls Wednesday at 7 p.m. Eastern in a game that can be seen on ESPN+ and will play the Maine Red Claws on Dec. 16.