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BROOKLYN—Deron Williams scored 23 points and Brooklyn escaped with a 97-94 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night after Monta Ellis missed a chance to tie the game with three foul shots in the final seconds.
The Bucks got to within 96-94 with 6 seconds left on a pair of baskets by Brandon Jennings.
Gerald Wallace inbounded to Williams, but Jennings was draped over his right side. The contact shook the ball loose and it appeared to hit Williams' foot before rolling out of bounds. After review, the Nets had possession.
Williams was fouled and made one of two free throws to make it 97-94 with 3.4 seconds left. Williams then fouled Ellis on a hurried 3. Ellis missed the first two shots, and intentionally missed the third.Read the full AP Game Recap on NBA.com.
C.J. Watson posted 17 points, 6 assists and 3 steals off the bench...Andray Blatche (12 points, 12 rebounds) blocked the 400th shot of his career. The double-double was his sixth...Overall, the Nets' bench outscored the Bucks' bench (47-24)...Brooklyn has now won four straight games, all against teams that currently qualify for the playoffs.
Brooklyn Nets (32-22)
|G · Deron Williams||G · Joe Johnson||F · Gerald Wallace||F · Reggie Evans||C · Brook Lopez|
Milwaukee Bucks (26-26)
|G · Brandon Jennings||G · Monta Ellis||F · Luc Mbah a Moute||F · Ersan Ilyasova||C · Larry Sanders|
Marquis Daniels (illness) is QUESTIONABLE.
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PTS, 8 AST, STL
7-16 FGs, 3-7 3Ps, 6-7 FTs