BROOKLYN -- The Nets continued their feast on sub.-500 teams, knocking off the Charlotte Bobcats, the NBA's worst team, 105-96 Saturday night at the Barclays Center.
Brooklyn (44-32) is now 29-4 against opponents with a record below .500. The victory is the most in a season for the Nets since 2005-06 when they finished with 49.
The Nets are holding onto the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference playoff standings, while the Bobcats (18-59) remain 15th and last in the conference.
Deron Williams led the Nets with 32 points and Reggie Evans recorded his seventh double-double of the season with 14 points and 20 rebounds. It was Williams' seventh time scoring at least 30 points this season.
The Bobcats were led by 27 points from Ben Gordon and 22 points from Gerald Henderson.
The Bobcats are 1-18 on the road since Jan. 27 and 2-6 in their last eight overall contests.
Charlotte's last win over the Nets was in New Jersey on April 11, 2011.
The Bobcats got to within a point at 95-94 with 2:40 left, but Williams hit a difficult turnaround jumper from the just inside the key to move the Nets lead to 97-94 with 1:16 to go. That bucket started an 10-2 burst to close the game out.
Williams scored eight points in the run.
A Charlotte turnover on its next possession led to a pair of free throws from Williams to make the score 99-94 with 47 seconds left. Evans sealed the win with two more from the line with 37.4 to go.
Brooklyn needed a big third quarter from Williams to pull away from the pesky Bobcats. The point guard scored 12 points, including seven in a 14-6 run that pushed the Nets ahead 67-60 with 7:51 left in the quarter.
The spurt erased a 54-53 Bobcat halftime lead.
Charlotte played one of its most inspired half's of the season and was rewarded with that lead. The bench played a big factor, contributing 26 points. Gordon scored 14 points in 11:09 and Jannero Pargo added 10 points in 8:33 of action.
The Nets controlled the paint, outscoring the Bobcats 32-16 down low in the first half. The frontcourt of Gerald Wallace, Evans and Lopez combined for 20 points and forward Andray Blatche muscled his way for 12 points in the half.
NOTES: Henderson and Kemba Walker are averaging a combined 41 points in the last 15 games for the Bobcats -- the most among starting guard tandems in the NBA during that stretch. ... The Nets' 21 road victories are a franchise high. With four games left on the road, they are assured a winning road record for the first time since joining the NBA in 1976. ... Charlotte is one of the youngest teams in the league. Its starting five averaged 22.4 years old compared with 29.2 for the Nets. ... Brooklyn signed forward Kris Joseph to a 10-day contract on April 2. The 6-foot-7 Syracuse product was waived by Boston in January.