Despite the temperature and shooting background at the Prudential Center, Deron Williams and the Nets picked up their second home win of the season on Sunday, beating the Bobcats 97-87.
The Nets took control with a 9-0 run midway through the first quarter and led by 16 at the half. They went cold in the third quarter and allowed the Bobcats to creep within seven, but they quickly opened the game back up and led by as many as 19 in the fourth before holding on for a 10-point victory.
The Nets shot just 44 percent from the field, but were 14-for-15 from the line and outrebounded the Bobcats 47-34.
MarShon Brooks led the Nets with 20 points on 9-for-17 shooting. Williams scored 11 points in the first quarter and finished with 19 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists, one rebound shy of his first career triple-double. Anthony Morrow (19 points) and Jordan Farmar (13) each had big games off the bench.
- Boxscore - NBA.com
- Game Highlights (Video) - NBA.com
- Nets upend Bobcats 97-87 - AP
- Notebook: Nets 97, Bobcats 87 - Jake Appleman - NBA.com
- Post Game Plus (Video) - Chris Shearn - YES Network
- From the Booth (Video) - Ian Eagle & Mike Fratello - YES Network
- Avery Johnson Press Conference (Video) - YES Network
MarShon Brooks Interview (Video) - Jessica Taff - YES Network
- Nets beat Bobcats in finale of three-game homestand - Colin Stephenson - Star-Ledger
- Deron Williams, MarShon Brooks lead Nets to win over Bobcats - Fred Kerber - New York Post
- Nets defeat Bobcats, 97-87 - Fred Kerber - New York Post
Kemba Walker of Bobcats impresses - Tim Bontemps - New York Post
- Williams and Brooks power Nets over Bobcats - Kristie Ackert - New York Daily News
- Nets finally Rock stars, win for second time at home - Brian Giuffra - The Record
- Nets notes: Shawne returns - - Brian Giuffra - The Record
- Rapid Reaction: Nets 97, Bobcats 87 - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
- D-Will finishes rebound shy of triple-double - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
Nets’ guards fuel victory over Bobcats (Post-game Video Inside) - Gregory Hrinya - Examiner
- NETS Game Center (Game 18) - Ben Couch - New Jersey Nets
- Charlotte Bobcats lose D.J. Augustin in another loss - Rick Bonnell - Charlotte Observer
- Observations: Charlotte Bobcats at New Jersey Nets - Rick Bonnell - Charlotte Observer
- Bobcats still a rough draft - Rick Bonnell - Charlotte Observer