January 22, 2012
Nets upend Bobcats behind Williams
NEWARK, N.J.—Deron Williams had 19 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Nets to a 97-87 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Sunday night. Williams' near triple double would have been the first of the season for the Nets, who improved to 5-12 on the season. MarShon Brooks added 20 points for the Nets, while Anthony Morrow added 19 points.
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TURNING POINT: The Nets punished the Bobcats’ second unit early in the second quarter to turn a 7-point lead into a 13-point advantage. Back-to-back buckets—a jumper and a 3-pointer—from Jordan Farmar and Anthony Morrow put the Nets up 38-25. While a pair of 3-pointers from former Net Eduardo Najera momentarily stopped the bleeding, the Nets built the lead up to 16 by halftime.
ROOKIE WATCH: MarShon Brooks (20 points, 6 rebounds) led the Nets in scoring and took over early in the fourth quarter, when he scored 6 points in under a minute.
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NETS NOTES G Jordan Farmar piled up 13 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists in 22 minutes off the bench...F Kris Humphries continued his strong play, pulling down a team-high 10 rebounds while adding 8 points and a block...F-C Shelden Williams added 5 points and 7 boards in 22 minutes...The Nets scored a season-high 58 points in the first half.
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PHOTO OF THE GAME
|LINE OF THE NIGHT|
20 PTS, 9 REB,
10 AST, 2 STL
8-17 FTs, 2-2 FTs
|On his starting guards:
"Tonight we shot 27 threes. Probably about 10 of those threes were wide open. And if we get 27 more threes tomorrow, I think we’ll make more."