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Paul Pierce scores 22, Nets defeat Timberwolves

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The Brooklyn Nets had no trouble knocking down shots from the field in this one, going 43-86 (50.0%), to take down the Minnesota Timberwolves, 114-99. This is the seventh win for Brooklyn (39-33) in its last 10 games.

Paul Pierce scored 22 points on 8-11 shooting, including 5-8 on 3-point attempts, in an efficient offensive performance. Other key players for Brooklyn included Andray Blatche with 14 points and 6 rebounds, and Mason Plumlee with 13 points and 8 rebounds. Despite the loss, Corey Brewer put up 21 points for Minnesota on 9-13 shooting from the field and 3-4 from the free throw line. Nikola Pekovic chipped in 13 points and 6 rebounds.

In addition to their eFG% of 57.0%, the Nets registered an OR% of 31.8%. On the season, they are undefeated (3-0) when they exceed 55% and 30% in those respective offensive factors. On the other hand, the Timberwolves are 1-4 when allowing their opponents to reach those numbers.

This drops Minnesota (36-36) to 1-1 versus Brooklyn on the season.

Coming up, the Nets square off with the Houston Rockets, who are 49-23 on the season. The Timberwolves meet the Los Angeles Clippers, currently sitting at 52-22 this year. The Nets have a 0-1 record against Houston this season. The Timberwolves have lost to Los Angeles the last three times they have played.


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