Brooklyn Defeats Houston 105-96 - Recap
The Nets got a 32-point performance from Joe Johnson as Brooklyn handed Houston a 105-96 defeat on Tuesday at Barclays Center.
Brooklyn won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 3-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 209.5.
Brooklyn got 17 points from Shaun Livingston and another 13 points from Andray Blatche. Deron Williams contributed 6 assists, while Mirza Teletovic cleaned the glass with 7 rebounds.
Houston got 26 points from James Harden in a losing cause and another 16 points from Jeremy Lin. James Harden contributed 7 assists for the Rockets, while Omer Asik had 23 rebounds.
The Nets hit the break leading 54-51 before taking care of business in the second half.
Houston won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 44-42.
Brooklyn looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Knicks. The Rockets will aim to get back on the winning track at Toronto.