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Golden State at New Jersey

Nets 94, Warriors 90

CBSSports.com wire reports

NEWARK, N.J. -- The New Jersey Nets came back home and kept on winning.

Brook Lopez had 26 points and 10 rebounds, and made two clinching free throws with 3.3 seconds left as the Nets beat the Golden State Warriors 94-90 on Wednesday night for their first three-game winning streak in two years.

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It was the Nets' first game since they swept a pair from Toronto last weekend in London, the NBA's first regular-season games in Europe. They were playing without All-Star Deron Williams, who missed the game to be with his wife in Dallas for the birth of the couple's fourth child.

"The team definitely fought through on this one," Lopez said. "I knew we'd pull it out just because of the way we were playing defense. We were getting stops."

Anthony Morrow added 22 points for the Nets. Sasha Vujacic, who entered the game averaging 8.9 points on 39.7 percent shooting, was 7-of-16 from the field for 16 points, and Kris Humphries chipped in with 11.

"Our big guys were terrific. They were helping us on pick-and-rolls," Vujacic said. "We were able to limit their shots and easy buckets."

David Lee had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Warriors, who completed a seven-game road swing with a 2-5 mark. Monta Ellis scored 16 points on 7-for-22 shooting, Stephen Curry finished with 15 and Reggie Williams scored 10 off the bench.

"We're not happy at all. We won two games on [the road trip]. That's not enough to get us where we want to be. We just have to move on from this one and grind the rest of the 19, 18 games we have left," Ellis said. "[We] played hard. Every game."

New Jersey had a 51-49 halftime lead on the strength of an 18-6 run to end the first quarter. The Warriors outscored the Nets 28-23 in the third period, highlighted by a breakaway dunk by Ellis, Lee's two-handed dunk and a buzzer-beating floater in the lane by Ellis.

But the Nets limited the Warriors to only 13 fourth-quarter points on 5-of-19 shooting.

"Couldn't make [any] shots. I think a lot of shots we took were good shots. They just didn't go down," Ellis said.

Humphries and Lopez combined for what may have been the game-deciding defensive sequence late in the fourth quarter. Lopez blocked Curry's layup attempt and Humphries swatted Ekpe Udoh's dunk attempt. Golden State was called for a shot clock violation on the subsequent possession.

"We didn't play smart basketball down the stretch," Warriors coach Keith Smart said. "We had a chance to walk away with this game and unfortunately we didn't. Stephen Curry is a young player and he is going to grow and become a better player. He will learn and manage these situations better. Point guard is the toughest position in the world because every player wants the ball. Every situation you have the ball is critical."

Still, the Warriors only trailed by two when Ellis pulled up from the foul line witthree seconds remaining. His shot was short and Lopez grabbed the rebound before being fouled by the Warriors' starting shooting guard.


  • Jordan Farmar started in place of Williams.
  • New York Giants defensive lineman Justin Tuck, reality star Kim Kardashian and professional wrestler Mick Foley were in attendance.
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Jordan Farmar, driving on Steph Curry, starts in place of Deron Williams and leads the Nets to their third straight win. (Getty Images)
Jordan Farmar, driving on Steph Curry, starts in place of Deron Williams and leads the Nets to their third straight win. (Getty Images)
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New Jersey (19-43) «2922232094
GS:D. Lee 17 Pts
GS:D. Lee 10 Reb
GS:M. Ellis 4 Ast
NJ:B. Lopez 26 Pts
NJ:K. Humphries 15 Reb
NJ:J. Farmar 9 Ast
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David Lee

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Golden State
D. Lee, C377-123-4102417
D. Wright, SG364-101-272210
M. Ellis, PG367-222-234316
S. Curry, PG306-151-133315
A. Biedrins, C242-20-05234
A. Law, PG184-50-04218
R. Williams, SG153-71-200010
E. Udoh, PF153-60-05016
L. Amundson, PF110-22-43012
A. Thornton, SF101-10-00012
V. Radmanovic, SF80-20-01100
C. Bell, SGDid Not Play
J. Lin, PGDid Not Play
J. Adrien, SFDid Not Play
Totals 37-8410-1541161990
New Jersey
A. Morrow, SG418-172-262222
B. Lopez, C3910-176-6104226
K. Humphries, PF375-71-3150211
S. Vujacic, SG327-160-012316
J. Farmar, PG322-100-04914
S. Gaines, PG242-61-31825
T. Outlaw, SF121-62-23004
S. Graham, SF71-20-00002
D. Gadzuric, C61-40-04022
B. Wright, PF61-10-02012
B. Uzoh, PG30-10-02000
Q. Ross, SGDid Not Play
J. Petro, CDid Not Play
D. Williams, PGDid Not Play
D. James, SFDid Not Play
Totals 38-8712-1648251594
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