Deron Williams had 25 points, eight assists and three rebounds to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 104-99 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NewYork on Wednesday night.
Williams scored 11 of his points in the final six minutes of the game after the Nets trailed by three, 85-82, with just 6:11 to play. Williams hit a three-footer, a three-pointer and two free throws before the Bobcats scored again, giving the Nets an 89-85 lead.
The Bobcats continued to try to close the gap, but Williams, Joe Johnson and Paul Pierce hit big shots down the stretch, exactly the reason the Nets have traded for those three players over the last few years.
It was the 10th straight home win for the Nets.
Johnson finished with 20 points and eight rebounds and Shaun Livingston had 17 points.
The Bobcats were, as usual, led by Al Jefferson, who scored 18 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and dished out three assists. Gary Neal had 17 points off of the bench and Kemba Walker and Chris Douglas-Roberts added 13 points apiece.
The Nets are now 35-31 and the Bobcats are 33-36.