Aaron Gordon

Russell scores 40 as Nets come back to beat Magic 117-115

This winning thing has become a habit for the Brooklyn Nets — and apparently no deficit is too large to overcome lately.

D'Angelo Russell matched his career high with 40 points and the Brooklyn Nets came back after trailing by as many as 21 points to beat the Orlando Magic 117-115 on Friday night.

"If the media wasn't in here, we'd be screaming and yelling, playing music and dancing," said center Jarrett Allen after the Nets' 16th win in 21 games. "That was so great. It's not every day you see a team coming back from 21 points down. ... When you start winning games like this, it definitely changes your personality."

Russell's 3-pointer with...