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Nets hold off 76ers 108-102 to end 3-game skid

  • Article by: ADRY TORRES
  • Associated Press
  • February 3, 2014 - 11:35 PM

NEW YORK — Paul Pierce scored 25 points, Deron Williams added 21 and the Brooklyn Nets stopped a three-game losing streak by holding on to beat the Philadelphia 76ers, 108-102 on Monday night.

The Nets had lost to division leaders Toronto, Oklahoma City and Indiana after starting 2014 by winning 10 of their first 11 games, but got back on track against a Philadelphia team that has lost 13 of its last 16 games.

Brooklyn had a 19-point lead with 4:21 left in the third quarter cut to 104-102 after James Anderson hit a 3-pointer with 22 seconds left. Pierce then made two free throws before Shaun Livingston intercepted Michael Carter-Williams' pass and converted a pair of free throws to put it away.

Carter-Williams led Philadelphia with 21 points and Tony Wroten had 18 off the bench.

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