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GAME 27: PISTONS 99, NETS 92

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February 8, 2012

Monroe's double-double leads Pistons over Nets
NEWARK, N.J.Greg Monroe had 20 points and 12 rebounds and the Detroit Pistons won their season-high third straight game with a 99-92 victory over the Nets on Wednesday night.

Jonas Jerebko added 16 points and Tayshaun Prince had 15 as the Pistons snapped a seven-game road losing streak. Ben Gordon, playing for the first time in 11 games, added 14 points for Detroit, which almost blew an 18-point second-half lead.

Deron Williams scored 17 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Nets, who have lost four in a row. Jordan Farmar added 22 off the bench and Kris Humphries had a game-high 16 rebounds.


For more, read Tom Canavan's AP game recap: Click Here
or view the TV Companion enhanced box score.


NETS-PISTONS LIVE CHAT




NETS NOTES Deron Williams has now tallied 30-plus points four times this season, and 20-plus 14 times, including eight of the last nine games...Kris Humphries has now recorded at least 15 rebounds six times this season, which ranks fourth in the NBA...Jordan Farmar's 22 points marked the third time he's topped 20, and his sixth straight game in double figures...Shelden Williams totaled a season-high 11 points (4-6 FGs)...The Nets lead the NBA with six four-point plays this season. Deron Williams had one tonight.


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LINE OF THE NIGHT
ONCOURT

Deron Williams
41 MIN
34 PTS, 7 AST,
10-21 FGs, 6-9 3Ps
8-9 FTs, BLK
OFFCOURT

Avery Johnson
On what he said to his team after a quick timeout shortly after the third quarter began:

"Cant repeat it."



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