Rapid Reaction: Nets 107, Warriors 100
January, 18, 2012
By Mike Mazzeo | ESPNNewYork.com
Recap | Box score | Photos
WHAT IT MEANS: It took five tries and came against a Warriors team that was playing its fourth game in five nights, but the Nets finally got their first home win this season. They snapped a three-game losing streak with an impressive 107-100 victory over Golden State on Wednesday night, and improved to 4-11 on the young season.
NICE REBOUND: Deron Williams, who had gone 8-for-29 from the field with eight turnovers in his previous two games, had an efficient night, finishing with a team-high 24 points -- 11 of them coming in the decisive fourth quarter -- 10 assists and eight rebounds.
YEAH, ROOK: First-round pick MarShon Brooks scored a career-high 22 points while adding eight rebounds and six assists. Brooks came up big in the fourth quarter, and a key offensive rebound with 19.4 seconds left to seal the win.
TURNING POINT: Six straight points from D-Will ignited an 18-4 run that turned a five-point fourth-quarter deficit into a commanding 105-96 lead.
DOUBLE HUMP: Kris Humphries recorded his fifth double-double of the season, finishing with 18 points and a game-high 15 rebounds -- including eight on the offensive end.
STRONG START: The Nets scored season-high 29 points in the first quarter. They came in averaging a league-worst 19.2 points per game in the opening stanza. Monta Ellis drained a 3 at the buzzer to give the Warriors a 31-29 lead after one.
THE HALF OF IT: Every Nets starter except DeShawn Stevenson registered double figures in the first half, as they amassed 55 points -- their highest point total in a first half this season. They shot 51.3 percent in the first half but trailed by one as a result of turning it over nine times. The back-and-forth first half featured 13 lead changes and seven ties.
PLAY OF THE GAME: Humphries' out-of-no-where block on Ekpe Udoh late in the second quarter, which led to a 3 by D-Will on the other end.
STAT OF THE GAME: The Nets outrebounded the Warriors, 45-25.
UP NEXT: Nets vs. Thunder, 8 p.m. Saturday.
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