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.".
- Boxscore - NBA.com
- Game Highlights (Video) - NBA.com
- D-Will's Rare Dunk (Video) - NBA.com
- Deron Williams, Humphries lead Nets past 76ers - Rob Maaddi - AP
- Notebook: Nets 97, Sixers 90 - Andy Jasner - NBA.com
- Deron Williams, Kris Humphries lead Nets over Philadelphia 76ers, 97-90, in OT - Colin Stephenson - Star-Ledger
- Nets' Brook Lopez, Damion James not offered extensions on rookie contracts - Colin Stephenson - Star-Ledger
- Williams’ clutch 3-pointer in overtime leads Nets past 76ers - Fred Kerber - New York Post
- Nets' Lopez disappointed contract not extended - Fred Kerber - New York Post
- Deron Williams torches Philadelphia 76ers for 34 points - Stefan Bondy - New York Daily News
- Nets concerned Brooks' injury "could get worse" - Stefan Bondy - The InterNets
- Nets thinking Twin Towers? - Stefan Bondy - The InterNets
- Nets use big shots from Deron Williams to beat 76ers - Andy Vasquez - The Record
- Nets make right move not extending Lopez - Andy Vasquez - The Record
- Nets notes: MarShon Brooks out - Andy Vasquez - The Record
D-Will 'Whoas!' as Nets win - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
- Post Game Plus (Video) - Nancy Newman - YES Network
- From the Booth (Video) - Ian Eagle & Jim Spanarkel - YES Network
- Avery Johnson Press Conference (Video) - YES Network
- Deron Williams Interview (Video) - Jessica Taff - YES Network
- Sixers fall to Nets in overtime - John Mitchell - Philadelphia Inquirer
- Sixers Notes: 76ers center Hawes on the mend - John Mitchell - Philadelphia Inquirer
- Sixers can't stop Nets' Deron Williams - Bob Cooney - Philadephia Daily News
Ok, Sixers, we'll allow one stinker - John Smallwood - Philadelphia Daily News
- Sixers fall to Nets in OT - Martin Frank - Wilmington News-Journal
- Sixers' momentum stumbles to halt - Martin Frank - Wilmington News-Journal
Deron Williams, Nets down Sixers in OT - Tom Moore - Bucks County Courier-News
- Sixers come out flat in loss - Martin Frank - Cherry Hill Courier-Post
- Sixers in search of depth - Martin Frank - Cherry Hill Courier-Post
- Individual failures doom Sixers in overtime loss to Nets - Don Deitch - Norristown Times-Herald
- SIXERS NOTEBOOK: Nets’ Deron Williams victimizes the 76ers - - Don Deitch - Norristown Times-Herald
- Post Game Plus (Video) - Jim Lynam - Comcast Sports Net Philly
- From the Booth (Video) - Marc Zumoff & Malik Rose - Comcast Sports Net
- Doug Collins Press Conference (Video) - Doug Collins - Comcast Sports Net
Depleted Sixers downed in overtime by Nets - John Finger - Comcast Sports Net