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On Saturday night, the Nets defeated the Sacramento Kings by a final score of 113-93.

The Skinny: Each Nets? starter scored two of the team?s first 10 points, with Brooklyn showing great ball movement. The Kings kept it close, led by three three-pointers and 13 first quarter points by John Salmons. The Nets set a new season-high with 36 points on 71 percent shooting in the first quarter and led by five after one.

The Nets? second unit looked like the ?Bench Mob? of old to start the second quarter, as Brooklyn opened a 16-point lead. As part of a 15-2 Nets? run, Mirza Teletovic scored 10 points in his first five minutes of action, including hitting two three-pointers and blocking a shot. MarShon Brooks added eight points in the quarter. The Nets closed out the first half with an 18-point lead and set another new season-high with 65 points at the break. They also set a new high mark by shooting 67.5 percent from the field, which is the highest shooting percentage of any Eastern Conference team in a first half this season.

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Tonight at 7:30 p.m., the Nets return home to Barclays Center to take on the Sacramento Kings.

This is the second game of a four-game stretch against teams under .500. However, last night against the Wizards, the Nets needed double overtime to come away with the victory.

The Nets beat the Kings in Sacramento, 99-90, earlier this season.

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