RECAP – FINAL: #Nets 107 – #Mavericks 104 OT

Updated: March 24, 2014


The Brooklyn Nets defeated the Dallas Mavericks by a score of 107-104 in Dallas.

Quick Thoughts:

The first half was a struggle for Brooklyn as they shot 25 percent in the first quarter and built a deficit of 29-15 after one.  The Nets shot better in the second and cut the halftime lead to 48-41.  The energy was much better after halftime and the fourth quarter defense picked up to an even higher level to stifle the Mavericks and their star Dirk Nowitzki.  The overtime session went the Nets way following the clutch shooting of Joe Jesus’.

Momentum Changers:

Marcus Thornton started the fourth quarter with the Nets down 72-65 and proceeded to play his “instant offense” role to perfection and drain back-to-back 3-pointers to put the momentum back on Brooklyn’s side.  Thornton finished the night with 20 points on 7-for-11 shooting including four 3-pointers and 11 fourth quarter points.

Mr. Clutch aka Joe Jesus aka Joe Cool strikes again

Once again the Nets looked to Joe Johnson with the game on the line and he delivered with a drive to the basket and layup with .9 seconds to play and force overtime.  He then started overtime with a 3-pointer and another basket to help Brooklyn pull off a solid road win 107-104 in Dallas.

Johnson finished with 22 points on 8-16 shooting and grabbed five rebounds.

Over the past two seasons, Johnson is 7-for-7 in the final 10 seconds of regulation or overtime when his team is tied or behind by three points or less. This season he is 3-for-3 with two game-winning buzzer-beaters (Nov. 15 in Phoenix and Jan. 1 in Oklahoma City).


Nets have gone 13 straight games without turning the ball over more than their opponent as they both had 13 tonight.

Brooklyn has now won for the third time this season when trailing after three quarters and the first time since Jan 8th vs Golden State.

Johnson (22) – Thornton (20) – Pierce (15) – Williams (15) – Livingston  (12)

Kidd’s Corner:

“We love giving the ball to Joe, Joe loves having the ball,” Nets coach Jason Kidd said after the victory. “Joe has been doing that for us all season. That’s why he’s an All-Star and one of the best at what he does.”



NEXT UP: The Nets will be back in action Monday night when they travel to play the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans.  The game can be seen on YES at 8:00.


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