Originally written on Brooklyn Balling  |  Last updated 3/13/13
Brook and Robin Lopez were both centers for Stanford in college. And tonight, they faced off against each other in the NBA, with one on the Nets and the other on the Hornets   It wasn't necessarily easy, but it was a win nonetheless. Encountering stiff competition from a New Orleans squad missing a bunch of players due to injury, mainly key reserve and former Net Ryan Anderson, the Nets were able to (barely) hold their lead down the stretch en route to a much-needed win to get the awful taste of the loss to the 76ers on Monday night out of their mouths. Although Joe Johnson was a late scratch (rest for foot injury), Brooklyn got star-like performances from both Brook Lopez and Deron Williams, in addition to key contributions from Gerald Wallace, Andray Blatche, MarShon Brooks, and, hell, even Reggie Evans. Starting the game with the oddly-used lineup of C.J. Watson, Deron, Gerald, Reggie, and Brook, the Nets began hitting shots early on, taking advantage of the...
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