January 2, 2012
George scores 21 Pacers beat skidding Nets
NEWARK, N.J.—Five Pacers scored in double figures Tuesday night as Indiana utilized a balanced attack and a strong shooting night to down the Nets, 108-94. The Nets' record fell to 1-5 with the loss, while the Pacers improved to a solid 4-1. Deron Williams scored a game-high 22 points.
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NETS-PACERS LIVE CHAT
GOOD MOVE: Though Nets rookie MarShon Brooks put up a poor 0-point performance Sunday against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Avery Johnson went right back to Brooks, bringing him off the bench as the sixth man and then starting him in the second half. The shooting guard responded by putting in 21 points off 8-for-17 shots.
IN THE ARENA: A day after clinching the NFC East at nearby MetLife Stadium, New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck sat courtside during the first half.
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NETS NOTES G Deron Williams posted game-high totals in points (22) and assists (8), while adding 2 steals and a block in 38 1/2 minutes...F Damion James contributed 10 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocks, one a thunderous rejection of Pacers G George Hill.
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|LINE OF THE NIGHT|
21 PTS, 7 REB
8-17 FG, 2-5 3P
|On starting the 2nd half:
"(He) said, 'Rookie, go in the game.' That was all I heard. I was excited about that."