National Basketball Association
Brooklyn 109, Philadelphia 89
When: 7:00 PM ET, Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Nets 109, 76ers 89:
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
#45 Brian Forte, #49 Tom Washington, #40 Leon Wood
Deron Williams scored 22 points and visiting Brooklyn shot the lights out in the third quarter to extend its winning streak to four games.
Andray Blatche, who was questioned earlier in the day in connection with an alleged sexual assault at the team's hotel, added 20 points and Joe Johnson scored 15 as the Nets handed Philadelphia its fourth consecutive loss and 12th defeat in the last 15 games.
Reggie Evans scored only two points but grabbed a career-high 23 rebounds as Brooklyn dominated the backboards by a 50-32 count. Evans outrebounded the entire Sixers squad 23-22 through three quarters.
Jrue Holiday had 19 points and eight assists and Spencer Hawes scored 14 points off the bench for Philadelphia, which failed to reach 90 points for the fourth straight game.
Williams scored nine points in the third quarter as the Nets broke the game open by shooting a torrid 73.7 percent (14 of 19). Brooklyn hit 12 of its first 15 shots, including a pair of 3-pointers by Johnson, to open a 76-56 lead with 3:32 left in the quarter en route to its sixth straight 100-point game..GAME NOTEBOOK:
Philadelphia police said Blatche was not personally involved in the alleged sexual assault, but said he was in the hotel suite where the alleged incident occurred early Tuesday involving a 21-year-old woman. There were reports from Philadelphia TV stations that a date-rape drug was found in Blatche's room and that naked photos of the alleged victim were found on his cell phone. ... Hawes hit a pair of 3-pointers late in the second quarter to help the Sixers pull within 48-47 at halftime. He had not connected from long range in his previous eight games. ... Nets F Kris Humphries was back in the lineup after sitting out the previous two games with a sprained ankle.
Top Game Performances
Deron Williams 22
Jrue Holiday 19
Joe Johnson 5
Jrue Holiday 8
Reggie Evans 23
Evan Turner 7
Deron Williams 5
||Free Throws Made
Jrue Holiday 2
Brook Lopez 2
Jrue Holiday 1
Joe Johnson 1
Spencer Hawes 2
Team Stats Summary
Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Toronto. The 76ers have a W/L % of .438 after a win and .400 after a loss.
Brooklyn will play their next game at home against Phoenix. The Nets have a W/L % of .684 after a win and .438 after a loss.