Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/24/14
MINNEAPOLIS -- Wednesday at Target Center featured a game between two teams headed in very different directions. The Brooklyn Nets continued to ride the P.J. Carlesimo train. The Timberwolves continued to flounder in the face of injuries. New Jersey got 22 points from center Brook Lopez and 18 each from guards Joe Johnson and Deron Williams in a wire-to-wire 91-83 victory that pushed the Nets to their 12th win in 14 games since Carlesimo took over as coach for the fired Avery Johnson. It gave the Nets (26-16) their fourth 10-win January since joining the NBA, and it gave Carlesimo the second-best start by a Nets coach ever. The Wolves, playing again without a bevy of players and with coach Rick Adelman missing his ninth game while tending to his ill wife, lost their second straight game and their seventh in eight games. The Nets opened the game with a 14-2 run and never trailed. The Wolves were never totally out of it, rallying a number of times but never able to get all ...
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