RECAP – FINAL: #Wolves 99 – #Nets 114

Updated: March 31, 2014


The Brooklyn Nets defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves by a score of 114-99 in Brooklyn.


Paul Pierce continued his hot shooting going 6-for-6 and 4-of-4 from deep for 16 first quarter points and helped Brooklyn match the hot Timberwolves.  The Nets shot 56 percent in first and led 30-27 even with six bad turnovers.   Once again the second unit led by Shaun Livingston built the lead to 10 points and Andray Blatche with 10 points was doing work.  Brooklyn led 59-54 behind 24 bench points and 30 paint points.   The Nets turned it over like a bakery to open the third quarter and got down by eight until Brooklyn without Pierce and Deron Williams to foul trouble came back to remain ahead 85-82 after three.  Livingston and Johnson led the comeback and  Alan Anderson hit some clutch 3-pointers to get the Nets to 97-90 and they went on a nice run to outscore the Timberwolves 29-17 in 4th and win going away 114-99.

Momentum Changers:

The Nets came out after halftime in a malaise and turned the ball over at an alarming rate to lose the lead and were down by five midway through the third quarter.  A bench came in for the Nets and changed the momentum back heading into the fourth.  Alan Anderson hit two big 3-pointers to get Brooklyn going in the fourth and hit a third to put some distance between them and the Timberwolves and lead the Nets to their 13th straight home victory.


The Nets have matched a franchise-record with 13 straight home victories. Also matches the longest streak in the NBA this season.

The Nets have scored 100+ points for the 8th straight game, their longest streak of 100+ point games since 1994.

D-Will with 22 straight games with a steal. Jason Kidd was last player to get 21 straight. Kidd and Mookie Blaylock hold team record at 26.

Last two 1st quarters for Paul Pierce: 33 points (10-10 FG, 8-8 3PT FG,5-5 FT) in 17 minutes.

Prior to Fri. game, Paul Pierce had 3 quarters in his career with 4+ threes without out a miss. He’s now done it twice in his last 2 games (Elias).

Pierce (22) – Johnson (19) – Blatche (14)  – Anderson (13) – Livingston (13) – Plumlee (13) – Anderson (13)

Kidd’s Corner:

“Once we stopped turning the ball over,” Nets coach Jason Kidd said, “we got some great looks.”

“Paul understands what these games mean and he’s getting us off to a good start,” Kidd said.

Kidd on Kevin Garnett’s return date: “You don’t have to ask me anything,” Kidd said. “We’ll see when he comes back. He just needs to put on his uniform, that’s it. He can just play, it’s basketball. He’s done it his whole life. It doesn’t change.”



NEXT UP: The Nets will be back in action Tuesday night when they host the Houston Rockets in Brooklyn.  The game can be seen on TNT at 8:00.


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