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Long Island Nets, playing best ball, beat Erie Bayhawks in Brooklyn

Long Island Nets

Led by Hawks assignee Taurean Prince, Chris McCullough and Yogi Ferrell, the Long Island Nets won again Wednesday afternoon, beating the Erie Bayhawks, the Magic’s D-League affiliate, at an empty Barclays Center.

The three were critical to Long Island’s 17-5 run bridging the third and fourth quarter. The final score was 114-107. It was Long Island’s fifth win in eight games and snapped a two-game losing streak.

Prince, a 6’6” swingman, finished with 22 points as well as eight rebounds, four steals, three blocks and an assist. Ferrell who had a short stint with Brooklyn, had 19 points, nine assists and six rebounds. Ferrell shot 7-of-18. McCullough had a slow start but showed up big in the fourth, like Ferrell finishing with 19 points, including 3-of-5 from deep. The Nets forward added 10 rebounds.

Brooklyn’s front office likes what they see in McCullough’s tour with Long Island but aren’t expected to play him anytime soon.

NBA veterans Lazar Heyward and Carrick Felix finished with 16 and 11, respectively. Both are coming off injuries. Trahson Burrell had his worst game with the young Nets, not scoring in 11 minutes.

Erie went up 55-40 with 6:08 left in the first half, but Long Island began chipping away before pulling away late in the game.

Former Nets summer league center, Cliff Alexander, had 18 and 7 for Erie.

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