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Paul Pierce scores 25, Nets beat Bobcats

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The Brooklyn Nets shot 40-80 (50.0%) from the field and turned it over on only nine possessions, to take down the Charlotte Bobcats, 105-89. Brooklyn (24-26) has now won back-to-back games after defeating New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday.

Paul Pierce had a strong performance, putting up 25 points on 9-11 shooting, including 5-5 on 3-point attempts. Other top contributors for Brooklyn included Deron Williams with 13 points and 7 assists, and Mirza Teletovic with 13 points and 8 rebounds. Despite the loss, Kemba Walker put up 16 points for Charlotte on 6-17 shooting, including 2-4 from behind the arc.

The Nets combined an eFG% of 58.1% with 41.9% 3-point shooting. They are 3-3 this year when registering marks above 55% and 40% in those respective statistics. The Bobcats, on the other hand, are winless (0-5) when allowing opponents to hit those marks.

This drops Charlotte (23-30) to 1-1 versus Brooklyn on the season.

Coming up next, the Nets take on the Chicago Bulls, who are 26-25 on the year. The Bobcats match up against the Detroit Pistons, currently 22-30 this season. The Nets have a 0-1 record against Chicago this season. The Bobcats are 1-0 versus Detroit this season.


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