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Marcus Thornton scores 25, Nets defeat Bucks

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Andray Blatche came off the bench and put up 19 points and added 13 rebounds, his fifth double-double of the season, to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, 107-98. Brooklyn (28-29) has now won back-to-back games after defeating Denver Nuggets on Thursday.

Blatche went 5-12 and converted 9-9 from the free throw line. Paul Pierce contributed 12 points and 8 rebounds for Brooklyn as well. Despite the loss, Ramon Sessions scored 16 points off the bench for Milwaukee on 2-5 shooting from the field and 11-11 from the free throw line.

The Bucks had 17 assists against 18 turnovers for a ratio of .94. This year, they are 1-10 when having more turnovers than assists in a game. Conversely, the Nets are 7-2 when holding their opponents below an assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.00.

Milwaukee (11-47) has now dropped three straight contests to Brooklyn.

Coming up, the Nets square off against the Chicago Bulls, who are 32-26 on the season. The Bucks meet the Utah Jazz, currently sitting at 21-37 this year. The Nets lost their last two meetings with Chicago. The Bucks have a 0-1 record against Utah this season.


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