Wells Fargo Center
January 25, 2012
Deron Williams, Humphries lead Nets past 76ers
PHILADELPHIA—Deron Williams had a reason to love this one.
Williams scored 34 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 26.8 seconds left in overtime, to help lift the Nets to a 97-90 victory over the
Kris Humphries had 13 points and a season-high 19 rebounds, and Jordan Farmar added 12 points as the Nets (6-13) snapped an eight-game losing streak against the Sixers. Anthony Morrow had 16 points starting his second straight game for rookie MarShon Brooks (sore right Achilles tendon).
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THE STAT: The Nets outrebounded Philadelphia, 45-37. Not many teams have outhustled the Sixers this season.
GOOD MOVE: The Nets kept running their offense through Deron Williams, especially in overtime. The savvy veteran point guard came up huge, including the above-mentioned clinching 3-pointer for a 93-90 advantage with 26.8 seconds left in overtime.
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NETS NOTES G-F DeShawn Stevenson played strong defense on Sixers G Andre Iguodala down the stretch, notably denying him on a crucial possession just before the end of the fourth quarter...The Nets shot 45 percent from the field and 44 percent (12-27) from three.
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PHOTO OF THE GAME
|LINE OF THE NIGHT|
34 PTS, 11 AST
14-28 FGs, 3-7 3Ps
|On being in the zone:
"I told A-Mo [Anthony Morrow] that I was going to hit the shot right before he hit the three. He said that he was going to hit it, too. So he ended up hitting it, then I came back and hit another one.
"I said right before overtime, 'We both did what we said we would do.' We just had a lot of confidence today once the game got going."