They’re going streaking!

March, 10, 2012
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The Nets (14-27, 10-14 road) beat the Bobcats (5-33, 3-15) 83-74 on Friday night to earn their second straight victory -- just the second time this season they’ve won back-to-back games.

Some notes:

Deron Williams injured himself in the second quarter and did not return due to a sore right calf. Williams has already been dealing with lingering foot and calf injuries since the All-Star break.

GM Billy King announced on Twitter via Nets PR after the game that Williams will not play on Saturday night against Houston.

• The Nets are now 4 1/2 games out of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference by virtue of the Knicks losing in Milwaukee.

• Charlotte’s 74 points were the fewest allowed by the Nets’ defense this season.

Anthony Morrow had all 17 of his points in the fourth quarter.

Kris Humphries had 20 points, 15 rebounds and three blocks and was far and away the best player on the court after D-Will went out.

Jordan Farmar had 11 points, seven assists and just one turnover in place of Williams.

• The Nets shot just 36.1 percent and missed 18 of 22 3-pointers, but grabbed 56 rebounds and blocked eight shots.

• After scoring a career-high and franchise-record 57 points in Charlotte on Sunday, D-Will had seven before getting hurt.

• The last and only other time the Nets won back-to-back games this season? Jan. 25-27 in Philadelphia and Cleveland.

• Regardless of who they start, the Nets will be putting out their league-leading 18th different starting five this season. D-Will had missed just one game this season, and Mehmet Okur, Shawne Williams and Damion James started that game up front.

• The Nets have won their past two games when wearing their ABA throwback jerseys.

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Brook Lopez
PTS AST STL MIN
20.7 0.9 0.5 31.4
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsK. Garnett 6.6
AssistsD. Williams 6.1
StealsD. Williams 1.5
BlocksB. Lopez 1.8