January 18, 2012
Deron Williams leads Nets past Warriors
NEWARK, N.J.—Deron Williams scored 24 points, 11 coming in crucial stretch of the fourth quarter, and had 10 assists and eight rebounds, leading the Nets to their first home win, a 107-100 victory against the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night.
The Nets entered the fourth quarter trailing 83-80, then took control with a 12-5 run. Williams had five points in that stretch, including a 3-pointer that made it 105-96 with 3:26 remaining.
The Nets (4-11) held on the rest of the way, going scoreless for almost three minutes. MarShon Brooks had 22 points, eight rebounds and six assists for the Nets, and Kris Humphries had 18 points and 15 rebounds.
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TURNING POINT: A close one from start to finish, the contest was sealed when MarShon Brooks, with his team up five and 20 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, rebounded a long Nets miss. That sequence forced the Warriors to foul, allowing Anthony Morrow to put the game out of reach from the free throw line.
HOT: MarShon Brooks. With his career-high 22 points on 8-for-15 from the field, the rookie scored in double figures for the ninth consecutive tilt. The Providence College product is currently second in the NBA in scoring among rookies at 15.1.
For more, read Adam Figman's NBA.com notebook: Click Here
NETS NOTES Rookie MarShon Brooks set career highs with 22 points and 6 assists, also snagging 8 rebounds...The Nets outrebounded the Warriors, 45-25...This was the fourth game this season the Nets scored at least 100 points.
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PHOTO OF THE GAME
|LINE OF THE NIGHT|
24PTS, 8 REB,
10 AST, 6-13 FGs
8-8 FTs, 4-9 3Ps
|On his starting guards:
"Deron and MarShon, tonight as a backcourt? Wow. That's all I can really say. They really play well off of each other."