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March 31, 2012
Morrow, Williams lead Nets past Kings
Sacramento, Calif.— One night after going scoreless in the Nets' close win, Anthony Morrow was looking to make amends.
The veteran guard with the dangerous outside shot made six 3-pointers and scored 24 points to lead the Nets past the Sacramento Kings 111-99 on Saturday night for their season-high third straight victory.
Morrow played his first two seasons with Golden State, yet looked anything but comfortable in his return to Oakland, missing all six shots as the Nets rallied from 19 points down to beat the Warriors on Friday night.
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THE STAT: The difference in this game was 3-point shooting. The Nets went 10-for-28 from behind the arc, while the Kings hit just three of their 17 long-range attempts. The Kings had plenty of opportunities down the stretch to draw close, but their inability to hit the big three pointer killed them in this one.
TURNING POINT: The Kings came out flat in the third quarter and the Nets did not. The result was a 91-76 Nets lead going to the fourth quarter. The Kings had a few moments when they looked like they might claw back into the game in the fourth, but in the end, this one was decided in the third.
GOOD MOVE: Avery Johnson did a great job of creating matchup problems all over the floor against the Kings tonight. Gerald Wallace is a tough cover at either forward position against the Kings and Johnson moved him around to exploit the advantage.
For more, read James Ham's NBA.com notebook
NETS NOTES Deron Williams dished out 15 assists, a night after handing out 20 against the Warriors...Kris Humphries pulled down a double-double (14 points, 12 rebounds)...Gerald Wallace filled the stat-line with 18 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and a block...Starting for a second straight game, Johan Petro posted 12 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 blocks in 19 minutes.
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|LINE OF THE NIGHT|
24 PTS, 5 REB
8-17 FGs, 6-11 3Ps
|On Morrow's performance:
"Anthony Morrow gave us such a huge lift off the bench tonight. He spaced the floor and made big shots for us. We posted him up and he also made three’s and he was great on defense.
"Even like a game like tonight, it’s hard to give the credit to one guy, but he was the guy for us tonight especially coming back from that shoulder injury."