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Boston vs Brooklyn Recap - Nets Win 102-97

The Nets got 24 points from Brook Lopez as Brooklyn ran past Boston 102-97 on Thursday at Barclays Center.

The winning margin fell right on the closing number of 5, meaning the game was a push for bettors. Those betting OVER the total were also victorious as the final score equalled an OVER play.

Deron Williams had 24 points for Brooklyn and Joe Johnson chipped in with 19 points. Deron Williams had 8 assists for the Nets, while Kris Humphries was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 13 boards.

Boston got 22 points from Paul Pierce in a losing cause and another 17 points from Leandro Barbosa. Jason Terry contributed 6 assists for the Celtics, while Courtney Lee had 9 rebounds.

Brooklyn led at halftime, 59-50.

The rebound battle favored Brooklyn as they grabbed 47 boards, while Boston only had 44.

Next game, Brooklyn takes its act on the road to face Sacramento looking for another win. For Boston, they head home to face Toronto.