Mirza Teletovic came off the bench and finished with 34 points to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a close victory over the Dallas Mavericks, 107-106. The Nets had an impressive game shooting the ball in this game, finishing 37-73 (50.7%). Brooklyn (19-22) is now on a four-game winning streak.
Teletovic shot 12-18 from the field (7-11 on 3-point attempts) in a solid performance. Other top performers for Brooklyn were Deron Williams with 18 points and 11 assists, and Kevin Garnett with 10 points and 11 rebounds. On 8-15 shooting, including 2-4 from behind the arc, Vince Carter scored 19 points off the bench for Dallas in the loss. Monta Ellis chipped in 16 points and 7 rebounds.
Along with their eFG% of 57.5%, the Nets posted a FTA rate of 38.4. This season, they are 2-1 when they exceed 55% and 35.0 in those respective metrics. Conversely, the Mavericks are 3-5 when allowing their opponents to hit those marks.
Dallas (25-20) has now dropped consecutive games after losing to Toronto on Wednesday.
Coming up, the Nets square off with the Boston Celtics, who are 15-30 on the season. The Mavericks match up against the Detroit Pistons, currently sitting at 17-26 this year. The Nets have a 1-0 record against Boston this season.