Barclays Center · Brooklyn
Ben Couch · (@viewfromcouch)
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BROOKLYN, N.Y.—Joe Johnson scored 21 points, Brook Lopez had 15 and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Portland Trail Blazers 98-85 on Sunday.
Brooklyn has won five straight games at Barclays Center. The 6-1 beginning on its new home court is the Nets' best start since the 2002-03 season when they won 18 of their first 19 at home.
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By Jake Appleman
THE STAT: The Blazers bench did not score for the first 3 quarters. Sasha Pavlovic broke the scoreless streak early in the fourth quarter with a pretty fadeaway.
INSIDE THE ARENA: Well short of a sellout, the crowd lacked enthusiasm for much of the afternoon ... Former Mets and Yankees outfielder Daryl Strawberry attended the game. Strawberry also went to the Pistons-Knicks game at Madison Square Garden earlier in the day ... A fan proposed to girlfriend on the Jumbotron. She said yes and then "Let's Get Married" by Jagged Edge blared through the arena loudspeakers.
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Deron Williams set a career-high with 4 blocked shots, complementing his 15-point, 12-assist performance. It was Deron's fifth double-double this year...Reggie Evans topped double-digit rebounds for the fourth time this season, pulling down a game-high 14...Kris Humphries (14 points, 10 rebounds) notched his fourth double-double...The Nets' bench outscored the Portland bench, 31-9...The win marked the Nets' sixth at Barclays Center. Their 6-1 record at home is the team's best makr since opening 18-1 in 2002-03.
|G · Deron Williams||G · Joe Johnson||F · Gerald Wallace||F · Kris Humphries||C · Brook Lopez|
Toko Shengelia (sprained left thumb) was OUT.
Portland Trail Blazers
|G · Damian Lillard||G · Wes Matthews||F · Nicolas Batum||F · Meyers Leonard||C · J.J. Hickson|
LaMarcus Aldridge, a gametime decision, was OUT.
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|21 PTS, 4 AST
10-19 FGs, STL
|On his career-high four blocks:
"Coach puts emphasis on chasing the pick and roll, meaning after fighting over the pick and roll, not giving up on it. That's what I did today."