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Deron Williams Leads Nets To Big Win In Philly

Behind a huge game from Deron Williams, the Nets got their biggest win of the season Wednesday night in Philadelphia, beating the Sixers (previously 8-1 at home), 97-90, in overtime.

The Nets took the lead early and were up nine early in the second quarter, but the Sixers led by two at the half. A 13-2 Nets run in the third put them up eight, but Philly answered again, and the game was tight the rest of the way. Lou Williams put the Sixers up two with a jumper with 8.8 seconds left in the fourth, but Williams dribbled around Thaddeus Young for a layup to tie it with 1.3 on the clock, and Lou Williams couldn't get a shot off on the last play of regulation.

The Nets went up four in overtime, but the Sixers took the lead with a 6-0 run. Deron Williams then hit two jumpers (the second a three) over Jodie Meeks to put the Nets up 93-90 with 27 seconds left. And after Lou Williams missed a three to tie, Anthony Morrow sealed the game at the free throw line.

Williams led the Nets with 34 points and 11 assists, shooting 14-for-28 from the field. Morrow (16 points), Jordan Farmar (12) Mehmet Okur (11) and Kris Humphries (13 points and 19 rebounds) also finished in double-figures.

The Nets have now won three out of their last five and after the game, Williams was singing in the locker room. He said the team's new motto is "I love it.".