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GAME 23: NETS 99, PISTONS 96

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February 1, 2012

Williams scores 26 as Nets top Pistons
NEWARK, N.J.Deron Williams scored 26 points to help the Nets beat the Detroit Pistons 99-96 Wednesday night.

Kris Humphries had 18 points, Jordan Farmar added 15 and Shawne Williams 15 for the Nets.


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NETS-PISTONS NOTEBOOK
ROOKIE WATCH: For the Nets, MarShon Brooks (broken toe, right foot) did not play, but Jordan Williams (a career-high nine points and eight rebounds) was the opportunistic benefactor of a few lucky bounces and contributed important minutes in the most important game of his career.

NOTABLE: Only three Nets that dressed for the game don't have the word "Jordan" or "Williams" in their name. An exclusive Jordan/Williams lineup did not see court time, although all four Williams men were on the court together midway through the third quarter... Shelden Williams, or "The Landlord" as he's known in Newark, scored the Nets' first two baskets on putbacks.

For more, read Jake Appleman's NBA.com notebook: Click Here


NETS NOTES G Keith Bogans, who had been with the team fewer than 24 hours, yet played 17 minutes, including the final few defensive sequences, scoring a layup late off a veteran cut...F Shawne Willilams matched season-high totals in points (15), rebounds (5) and three-pointers made (3)...F-C Jordan Williams who returned Sunday from an assignment to the NBA D-League Springfield Armor, tallied career highs in minutes (21), points (9) and rebounds (11)...G Deron Williams is now 11-0 in his career against the Pistons.


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LINE OF THE NIGHT
ONCOURT

Deron Williams
43 MIN
26 PTS, 9 AST
3 REB, 12-21 FGs
OFFCOURT

Avery Johnson
On his depleted roster:

"I told them they were the 'Great Eight' tonight. That's the only way you could look at it. I told them that before the game; I told them after the game.

"We normally give a set of nets to the guy who's the quote-unquote 'Player of the Game,' but we cut it up in eight pieces tonight because each one of them deserved it."
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