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Joe Johnson, Marcus Thornton spark Nets over Grizzlies

The Brooklyn Nets shot lights out in this one, going 38-74 (51.4%) from the field, including 15-26 (57.7%) from three-point range, in a 103-94 win over the Memphis Grizzlies. Brooklyn (30-29) is now on a four-game winning streak.

Joe Johnson put up 21 points on 8-13 shooting, including 5-7 on 3-point attempts, in a solid outing. Other key players for Brooklyn included Deron Williams with 16 points and 7 assists, and Paul Pierce with 14 points and 8 rebounds. On 6-10 shooting, including 3-4 from behind the arc, Jon Leuer scored 19 points off the bench for Memphis in the loss. Tony Allen chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds and Kosta Koufos finished with 12 points and 8 rebounds.

Along with their eFG% of 61.5%, the Nets connected at a rate of 57.7% from 3-point range. On the season, they are 5-3 when they record marks above 55% and 40% in those respective categories. Conversely, the Grizzlies are 1-8 when allowing their opponents to reach those percentages.

This drops Memphis (34-26) to 0-2 against Brooklyn on the year.

Coming up next, the Nets square off against the Boston Celtics, who are 20-41 on the year. The Grizzlies go up against the Chicago Bulls, currently 34-27 this season. The Nets won their last two meetings with Boston. The Grizzlies have a 0-1 record against Chicago this season.


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