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Brook Lopez and Andray Blatche each scored 18 points, Deron Williams added 17 and the Brooklyn Nets won their third straight game with a 93-80 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night.
Al Horford finished with 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Hawks, who seemed lethargic after losing in overtime at Boston on Friday. Atlanta has lost two straight and five of six.
Brooklyn had a better performance coming off its 17-point home victory over Washington on Friday in which Williams set the NBA record with nine 3-pointers in a half and scored a season-high 42 points.
Lopez, who finished with nine rebounds, scored 14 points in the third, including a runner that gave Brooklyn its first 20-point lead.
The Nets took their first double-digit lead midway through the second quarter when Mirza Teletovic's 3-pointer made it 39-29. It only got worse in the second half for Atlanta, which trailed by 23 early in the fourth on a couple of long jumpers by Blatche.
Atlanta came within 13 midway through the fourth on John Jenkins' 3-pointer, but C.J. Watson followed with a 3-pointer and Blatche's fadeaway jumper made it 89-71.
Former Hawks guard Joe Johnson returned for the second time with Brooklyn to Philips Arena, scoring eight points on 4-for-13 shooting.
The Nets snapped an eight-game losing streak in Atlanta.
Notes: Brooklyn F Reggie Evans finished with six points and nine rebounds in 23 minutes despite playing with swelling in both eyes. Nets interim coach P.J. Carlesimo said before the game that Evans was scratched in both eyes against Washington. ... Evans had six points and nine rebounds, a night after scoring 11 and grabbing a career-high 24 boards. ... Carlesimo improved to 23-12 since Avery Johnson was fired. ... Hawks C Zaza Pachulia missed his fourth straight game and 10th in the last 21 with a sore right Achilles. ... Hawks coach Larry Drew said before the game that Pachulia is listed as day-to-day. ... With Lopez in the lineup for Brooklyn, Johan Petro started at center. Petro started Friday at Boston, finishing with two points and four rebounds in 17 minutes. Petro has played in only 21 games this season.
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Deron Williams went off in the first quarter of Friday night’s game against the Wizards, draining seven straight 3-pointer’s (7-7) for 23 points. He finished the half with 33 points on 9-11 shooting from beyond the arc in 17 minutes.
Deron Williams has set the NBA record with nine 3-pointers in a half in the first half of the Brooklyn Nets' game against Washington.
Williams made his first eight from behind the arc, including a 7-for-7 first quarter, and matched the Wizards with 33 points in the half. The Nets led 59-33 at the break Friday.
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Deron Williams had a record-setting game on Friday. The Brooklyn Nets point guard made an NBA record nine 3-pointers in one half, and he finished with a franchise-record 11 3-pointers in his team’s 95-78 win over the Washington Wizards at Barclays Center.
Williams scored a season-high 42 points on 15-for-24 shooting, including 11-of-16 behind the arc. He even made his first eight...
Deron Williams finished the game with 11 three-pointers, which set a Nets' franchise record.
Deron Williams made an NBA-record nine 3-pointers in the first half, finished with 11 and scored a season-high 42 points to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 95-78 victory over the Washington Wizards on Friday night.
Williams made his first eight shots behind the arc, became the first player in a decade to match the opposing team's score in the first half, and was one shy of the NBA...
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Improved defensive play may be the key this time.
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A record-setting performance from Deron Williams has the Brooklyn Nets gaining some confidence.
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Coming into the game winners of their last 3 games, the Brooklyn Nets will look to extend that winning streak to 4 games against the lowly Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia. A win would mark the first time the Nets have been 12 games above .500 since 4/19/06, almost 7 years.
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