RECAP – FINAL: #Pistons 104 – #Nets 116

Updated: April 5, 2014


The Brooklyn Nets defeated the Detroit Pistons by a score of 116-104 in Brooklyn.


The game did not start well for Brooklyn as Mason Plumlee got two quick fouls which made Jason Kidd go deeper on his bench against the bigger and stronger Pistons frontline.  The Pistons went inside early and matched the Nets at 22 after one.  The Nets hit six 3-pointers in the second quarter to take control of the game and lead 57-45 at halftime.  Mirza Teletovic came alive and hit four of his first five 3-pointers to keep the Pistons at bay.  The third quarter Brooklyn broke it open with 35-25 quarter and brought the lead to 91-69 going into the fourth.  The scrappy Pistons made a run in the first half of the fourth against the Nets bench until Kidd inserted a couple starters to regain control and go on to win 116-104 for their 15th straight home win.

Momentum Changers:

The lead dwindled from 20 points down to nine points in the fourth quarter as the Nets bench couldn’t finish the game with the starters sitting.  Shaun Livingston was inserted back in and hit and alley-oop and one from Andrei Kirilenko to bring the lead back to double digits and the wind was gone from the Pistons from that point on.


It was the 74th game of Shaun Livingston’s season, marking a new single season-high for Livingston (he appeared in 73 in 2010-11)

Deron Williams now has 1+ steal in 25 straight games, just 1 game shy of tying the Nets’ all-time record (shared by Jason Kidd & Mookie Blaylock)

The Nets have extended their franchise-record home winning streak (and the NBA’s longest home winning streak this season) to 15 games.

Joe Johnson has now made 150 3-pointers this season, his most in a single season since 2007-08 (169 3-pointers).

Mirza Teletovic has recorded his NBA-best 6th game of 5+ threes off the bench this season (Gerald Green & Jamal Crawford have 5 each).

The Nets have scored 100+ points for the 10th straight home game, their longest streak since 12/3/86-1/23/87.

Livingston (23) – Teletovic (20) – Pierce (17) – Thornton (15) – Blatche (14) – Johnson ( 10)

Kidd’s Corner:

“The one thing that leads to 3’s is everyone being unselfish,” Kidd said. It doesn’t matter if it’s Blatche, if it’s Deron, if it’s Joe — guys are posting up, and they’re finding their teammates. When you’re unselfish like that, you get the looks that we’re getting from behind the 3.”

“[Kevin] felt better today,” Kidd said Friday night following his team’s 15th consecutive home victory. “We’ll see how his plane ride goes, and then we’ll see in the morning how he feels. We would like to try to get him to go tomorrow, but it’s up to him.”




NEXT UP: The Nets will be back in action Saturday night when they travel to the Philadelphia 76ers in Philadelphia.  The game can be seen on MY9 at 7:30.


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