Mar 24, 2012; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Nets point guard Deron Williams (8) works against Charlotte Bobcats point guard D.J. Augustin (14) during the first half at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE
Just when things are going bad, the Charlotte Bobcats are there to remind you that the situation could be worse. On Saturday at the Prudential Center, the Nets completed a season-sweep and snapped their five-game losing streak with an easy, 102-89 victory over the 7-39 Bobcats.
The Nets controlled the game from start to finish, up six at the half and taking a 23-point lead with a 16-2 run to end the third quarter. They shot just 44 percent from the field, but grabbed 16 offensive rebounds.
All five Nets starters scored in double-figures, with Deron Williams (19 points and 14 assists), Kris Humphries (20 points and 16 rebounds) and Shelden Williams (10 points and 11 rebounds) all recording double-doubles.
It was the Nets' first four-game sweep of an opponent since the 2008-09 sweep of the 76ers.
- Boxscore - NBA.com
- Bobcats vs. Nets (Video) - NBA.com
- Notebook: Nets 102, Bobcats 89 - Abe Schwadron - NBA.com
- Williams' double-double leads Nets over Bobcats - Tom Canavan - AP
Humphries, Nets down Bobcats to snap five-game losing streak - Mike Vorkunov - Star-Ledger
- Brooks has key defensive game amid shooting slump - Mike Vornukov - Star-Ledger
- Nets snap five-game losing streak - Stefan Bondy - New York Daily News
- Bobcats cure for what ails Nets - Tim Bontemps - New York Post
Nets rookie Williams starting to hit stride - Fred Kerber - New York Post
- Nets coast to rare Prudential victory, 102-89 over Bobcats - Andy Vasquez - The Record
- Nets notes: Jordan Williams contributing - Andy Vasquez - The Record
- Post Game Plus (Video) - Chris Shearn - YES Network
- Avery Johnson Press Conference (Video) - YES Network
- Shelden Williams Interview (Video) - Jessica Taff - YES Network
- MarShon Brooks Interview (Video) - YES Network
- Nets top Bobcats for rare home win (Postgame Video Inside) - Gregory Hrinya - Examiner
NETS Game Center (Game 50) - Ben Couch - New Jersey Nets
- Woeful Charlotte Bobcats fall to New Jersey Nets (Video) - Charlotte Observer
BOBCATS: Recap: Reserves Step Up in Loss vs. Nets - Mark Kern - Charlotte Bobcats