By Brett Martel, Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS—Deron Williams scored 33 points, Brook Lopez added 20 points and four blocks while playing against his twin brother, Robin, and the Brooklyn Nets snapped a two-game skid with a 101-97 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Tuesday night.
Williams did not score for much of the second half, but drained a timely 3-pointer with 1:24 left, then added a fadeaway jumper, followed by six free throws in the final 18.7 seconds to seal it.
Keith Bogans added 12 points for Brooklyn, hitting all four of his shots, including three 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, when New Orleans nearly erased a deficit that had been as large as 22 points in the second quarter.
Williams, meanwhile, made four of his eight 3-point attempts, and the Nets shot 60 percent (12 of 20) from long range as a team.Read the full AP Game Recap on NBA.com.
Brooklyn Nets (34-24)
|G · Deron Williams||G · C.J. Watson||F · Gerald Wallace||F · Reggie Evans||C · Brook Lopez|
Joe Johnson (sore left heel) is a GAMETIME DECISION.
Jerry Stackhouse (personal reasons) is NOT WITH TEAM.
New Orleans Hornets (20-38)
|G · Greivis Vasquez||G · Eric Gordon||F · Al-Farouq Aminu||F · Anthony Davis||C · Robin Lopez|
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|33 PTS, 8 AST
10-21 FGs, 4-8 3Ps, 9-10 FTs
|"Deron made all the right calls down the stretch. Those were his calls, and we executed.
"It's always fun playing Robin. Not many people in the world get to experience this. "