Found January 23, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
MINNEAPOLIS -- Wins have become so commonplace with the Brooklyn Nets that they have taken to grading them for their quality. Wednesday? From the sounds of it, Brooklyn's 91-83 victory at Target Center over an injury-ravaged, slumping Timberwolves squad sounded like it deserved a C, C-plus, tops. For example: "We found a way to win in a building which has been a nightmare for us," said P.J. Carlesimo, who improved to 12-2 since taking over for the fired Avery Johnson. "We're grateful for the win. But we need to play a little more consistently than we did tonight." Then there was guard Deron Williams, whose key play helped the Nets (26-16) keep the Wolves (17-22) at bay: "It wasn't a cakewalk," he said. "We feel we could have played better." Ho, hum. The Nets got 22 points from center Brook Lopez, who took advantage of a Wolves interior defense that was without Kevin Love and Nikola Pekovic. Guards Williams (18 points) and J...
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