Recap - Nets Defeat Los Angeles 86-76
|Recap - Nets Defeat Los Angeles 86-76|
The Clippers were burned for 26 points by Brook Lopez on Friday as the Nets picked up an 86-76 win at Barclays Center.
Brooklyn won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 3-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 194.5.
Joe Johnson had 19 points for Brooklyn and Deron Williams chipped in with 11 points. Deron Williams had 8 assists for the Nets, while Reggie Evans was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 12 boards.
The Clippers got a 14-point performance from Blake Griffin, who was supported by 14 points from Chris Paul. Chris Paul had 9 assists in a losing cause for Los Angeles, while DeAndre Jordan grabbed 13 rebounds.
The Nets hit the break trailing 47-40 before taking care of business in the second half.
Los Angeles won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 45-35.
Brooklyn looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Trail Blazers. The Clippers will aim to get back on the winning track at Atlanta.