Brook Lopez scored 22 points leading the Nets to a 91-83 victory over Minnesota at Target Center on Wednesday.
Bettors who backed the Nets were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 5.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 185.5.
Brooklyn got 18 points from Joe Johnson and another 18 points from Deron Williams. Deron Williams contributed 8 assists, while Kris Humphries cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.
Minnesota got 15 points from Andrei Kirilenko in a losing cause and another 14 points from Dante Cunningham. J.J. Barea contributed 8 assists for the Timberwolves, while Andrei Kirilenko had 6 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Brooklyn were victorious, as the score was 53-42 at the break.
Brooklyn won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 45-37.
Brooklyn heads into a battle against the Grizzlies. Minnesota, meanwhile, will have their next action against Washington.