Paul Pierce continued his torrid streak, scoring 22 points, as the Brooklyn Nets used a huge fourth quarter to take down the Minnesota Timberwolves 114-99 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Sunday evening.
Pierce shot eight-of-11 from the field, including five-of-eight from beyond the arc and pulled down five rebounds in the victory.
The Nets had just a one-point lead early in the fourth quarter, but used an 18-6 run, capped by a three-pointer by Pierce to take a commanding 103-90 lead. The game was never in jeopardy after that.
Joe Johnson poured in 19 points, Andray Blatche came off of the bench to score 14 points and grab six rebounds and Mason Plumlee, Shaun Livingston and Alan Anderson each scored 13 points.
Plumlee, who continues to start for the injured Kevin Garnett, also had eight rebounds.
The Timberwolves were led by Corey Brewer and Kevin Martin, who scored 21 points apiece.
Ricky Rubio added seven points and 12 assists.
It was a rough night for Timbewolves’ star Kevin Love, who scored 14 points on five-of-14 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds.
The Nets are now 39-33 and the Timberwolves are 36-36.