Originally posted on Fox Sports Carolinas  |  Last updated 3/24/12
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Deron Williams had 19 points and matched his season high with 14 assists and the New Jersey Nets snapped a five-game losing streak with a 102-89 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday night. Kris Humphries added 20 points and 16 rebounds and former Bobcat Gerald Wallace had 15 points as the Nets (16-34) swept the four-game season series with the woeful Bobcats (7-39). Sheldon Williams added 10 points and 11 rebounds for New Jersey, which had all five starters score in double figures. Backup center Byron Mullens had 17 points to lead the Bobcats, who were coached by assistant coach Stephen Silas. Head coach Paul Silas has handed the team over to his son for three full games this season to give him experience. Rookie MarShon Brooks added 11 points for the Nets, who never trailed in the game. Coach Avery Johnson didn't take any chances in this one either. He played his starters until the final 2 minutes just to make sure New Jersey didn't blew its sixth win at home in 24 games. Corey Maggette added 13 points for Charlotte, which is 3-22 on the road this season. Gerald Henderson was limited to seven points on 3-of-11 shooting, just one night after scoring a season-high 29 against Milwaukee. New Jersey led by five points after the first quarter, six at the half and they blew the game open by closing the third quarter with a 16-2 spurt to take an 81-58 lead. Wallace had seven points in the run, hitting a three-point play and a 3-point field goal. Deron Williams banked in a shot and hit a 3-pointer in the run and he also had assists on Wallace's 3-point shot and a spectacular alley-oop dunk by former NBA dunk champion Gerald Green. New Jersey led by 26 points in the game. NOTES: There were only two free throws in the first quarter. ... Brooks was hit in the head by Bobcats center Bismack Biyombo late in the first half going for a loose-ball rebound and appeared to be shaken up. Brooks left the game but returned for the second half. ... Bobcats C DeSagana Diop (strained right hamstring) and reserve F Eduardo Najera (inflamed right knee) each missed their second straight game. ... Stephen Silas is 2-3 in games he has either coached fully or taken over after his father was ejected.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Predators fans throw catfish on ice to celebrate Stanley Cup berth

WATCH: Draymond Green tries just a little to hard to sell foul

Eddie George fires up Predators fans before Game 4 vs Ducks

Viktor Arvidsson had bloody ‘R’ on forehead after hit

Danny Ainge’s son running for congressional seat in Utah

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

John Wall’s retweet saves fan from taking final exam

WATCH: Cubs pull off two miraculous defensive plays in a row

To raise money for charity, a wrestling fan has Cody Rhodes slam him on thumbtacks

Gregg Popovich on Steve Kerr’s health issues: ‘It’s just a crap situation’

CJ McCollum clearly interested in having Paul Millsap join Blazers

Injuries are depriving us from watching the Spurs thrive in the clutch

NBA Weekend Awards: Who will take a bite of the Snow White Crystal Apple?

The 'How two award snubs might shake up the NBA' quiz

Preparing for the BIG3: Q&A with BIG3 co-founder Jeff Kwatinetz

Two months in and Nintendo's Switch dominates 2017 video game market

Getaway Day: League leaders falter allowing new teams to surge ahead

Why wait? Our too soon Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Finals preview

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Best of Yardbarker: Gregg Popovich doesn't mince words

The 'Happy birthday to two of the NBA's all-time antagonists' quiz

The shortstop evolution continues to raise the ceiling

Three Up, Three Down: Astros dominate in every category

Box Score 5/19: Heartbreak in OT

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

NBA Weekend Awards: Who will take a bite of the Snow White Crystal Apple?

The 'How two award snubs might shake up the NBA' quiz

Preparing for the BIG3: Q&A with BIG3 co-founder Jeff Kwatinetz

Two months in and Nintendo's Switch dominates 2017 video game market

Getaway Day: League leaders falter allowing new teams to surge ahead

Why wait? Our too soon Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Finals preview

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Best of Yardbarker: Gregg Popovich doesn't mince words

The 'Happy birthday to two of the NBA's all-time antagonists' quiz

The shortstop evolution continues to raise the ceiling

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker