Caris LeVert scored a season-high 17 points, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had 16 points and the Brooklyn Nets used a strong third quarter to grab momentum and beat the Atlanta Hawks 110-90 on Monday night.
Brooklyn, avenging Saturday's home loss to Atlanta, had everything working in its favor in the second half. It began the third trailing by one but went on a 17-0 run to go ahead 70-54 on DeMarre Carroll's 3-pointer. The lead swelled to 29 in the fourth as the Nets earned their largest win of the season.
11-0 run!- Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) December 5, 2017
Nets now lead 67-54 with 7:15 left in the 3rd quarter 🙌 pic.twitter.com/rX7Vgf9efu
The Nets have matched their season-high for 3-pointers made in a 1st half with 10! pic.twitter.com/vrRQ6UXSV3- Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) December 5, 2017
Dennis Schroder finished with 19 points and Kent Bazemore and DeAndre' Bembry each had 13 for Atlanta, which dropped to 5-18, second-worst in the NBA.
The Nets improved to 5-9 on the road. They didn't win their fifth away from home last season until early March. >> Read more
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The Nets face the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday at Barclays Center at 10 p.m.