Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Brooklyn Nets: Joe Johnson Rains On Sixers; Flatbush Wins In A Rout

From the desk of:  THE HOOPS OF FLATBUSH

Double-Double Man Returns!
Philadelphia    94
Brooklyn        130

BROOKLYN NETS: Team Sets Franchise Mark For Shooting Pct., While Joe Johnson Rains Down 10-Three Pointers, And Scores 37-Points Against Sixers.

Nothin' but net - no really, Joe Johnson hit nothing but net.  The man was spot on Monday night, burying 13/20 shots from the field, and nailed a thrilling 10/14 from three point range, with nary a clank of rim.  He scored a game high 37 points in all, and for good measure, added 7 rebounds and 5 assists.  Twenty-nine of his points came the third quarter.

The Barclays Center also saw the triumphant return of Double-Double Man, Deron Williams, who finished the night with 13 points and 13 assists.  He gave many in attendance and watching on TV quite a scare, when he pulled up lame after what appeared to be another misstep, and winced in a measure of pain.  But he walked it off, and shortly, was running the floor once again.

Six Nets scored in double-digits during a 130-94 destruction of the Philadelphia 76ers.  Mirza Teletovic made a rare start, and dropped 11 points in 27 minutes, and pulled down 5 rebounds.  Alan Anderson matched Deron Williams with 13 points.

Off the bench, Paul Pierce added 14 points, while Andray Blatche continued his strong play with 20 points in 25 minutes, and 5 rebounds.  In his last three games, Blatche is averaging 28 minutes, 20.3 points, and 8.6 rebounds.

The Nets shot a franchise record, 60.3% from the field, on 47/48 shooting.  They were equally deadly from three point range, shooting 21/35, for an even 60%.

The Nets have now won 4 of their last 5 games, and improved to 9-15 overall.

Still hobbled by his latest ankle injury suffered against the Clippers, Brook Lopez sat out his second straight game.


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