Recap: Brooklyn vs. San Antonio

 

The Sports Network

Brooklyn, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Alan Anderson scored 22 points to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 103-89 win over the depleted San Antonio Spurs at Barclays Center.

Deron Williams finished with 16 points and eight assists, Paul Pierce tallied 12 points, and Andray Blatche added 10 for Brooklyn, which snapped a six-game losing streak against San Antonio.

The Spurs, who already were without Manu Ginobili and Kawhi Leonard, were missing Tony Parker due to lower back tightness that saw the point guard leave Wednesday's win against Washington and Tim Duncan, who was held out to rest.

Cory Joseph paced San Antonio with 18 points, while Danny Green netted 17 points and Patty Mills registered 16 points off the bench.

"I'm really proud of my guys. I thought they did a great job. After the [double overtime] game last night, then to come in here tonight, I thought the effort was great," said Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, referring to Wednesday's close win over the Wizards.

The Spurs had their three-game winning streak snapped and the loss marked the first setback on their nine-game Rodeo road-trip. They still have six games remaining before returning back home.

Anderson scored the final nine points of the third quarter for Brooklyn in helping the Nets take a 75-68 lead into the fourth.

Anderson then opened the fourth-quarter scoring for Brooklyn after a pair of free throws from Joseph, and Andrei Kirilenko converted a dunk to push the Nets lead to 84-74.

Williams knocked down a 3 to start a quick 7-0 sprint that Anderson capped with a jumper for a 99-83 lead with 2:45 remaining in the game. San Antonio seemed to lose its legs down the stretch as Brooklyn pulled away late.

"We started attacking and stopped settling for the three. Once we start doing that, it opens up the lane for kick-outs, just penetrating and dishing, everything starts opening up," Anderson said.

Joseph scored the final five points of an 18-6 surge to open the game for the Spurs as Brooklyn opened the game 3-for-10 from the field. The Nets clawed their way back in it, however, trailing 24-17 after 12 minutes and they took a slim 40-39 lead into the break.

Game Notes

Read more Basketball Wires stories from the Miami Herald

Get your Miami Heat Fan Gear!

Join the
Discussion

The Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Miami Herald uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here.

Have a news tip? You can send it anonymously. Click here to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

  • Marketplace

Today's Circulars

  • Quick Job Search

Enter Keyword(s) Enter City Select a State Select a Category