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[sny-box]Shaun Livingston led the way with 20 points, getting to the free throw line and sinking all eight of his free throws as he got the start alongside Deron Williams.
The Nets made it rain from beyond the arc, as they shot 12-of-26 (46.2%) as a team from the three-point line. Milwaukee shot just 9-of-32 (28.1%) from deep.
Mirza Teletovic and Jason Terry combined to hit nine shots from downtown.
For the first time this season, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Terry all scored in double figures in the same game. Terry's had a game-high +20 plus/minus.[/sny-box]
It was a total team effort for Brooklyn tonight, as nine different players scored at least five points and five players scored in double figures.
Livingston took advantage of Jason Kidd starting two point guards in the back court, with a 20-point, six-assist, five-rebound performance. It was great to see him looking fresh and effective again, regardless of the quality of the opponent.
Teletovic had a strong game off the bench as Kidd tinkered with the lineup and the rotation, scoring 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting, including 5-of-9 from three-point territory. The 19 points were a new career high for Mirza.
With a tough road trip ahead, the Nets desperately needed this one, and they found a way to get it, even with a short bench and one of Milwaukee's best players making his return to the lineup. No one will mistake the Bucks for world-beaters any time soon, but the bottom line is that Brooklyn had to come away with the W today, and they did.
The Nets will be back in action tomorrow night as they face the Indiana Pacers in the first game of a three-game road trip. Tip off is scheduled for 7:00 pm ET.