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The Skinny:?The Nets opened up the game on fire, hitting five of its first seven shots and quickly opening up an 11-2 lead after the game's first three minutes. The Nets suddenly went cold, though. After an early timeout, the Nets combined to shoot just 1-for-15 over the game's next seven minutes. Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings combined for 15 points in the opening frame and helped the Bucks to a 25-18 lead after the first quarter.

The Bucks attacked the basket and the Nets clearly missed Brook Lopez's presence at the rim. ?The Bucks won the second quarter 19-13 and, behind 18 points from Jennings and 10 points from Ellis, the Bucks led 48-31 at the half. The Nets played a miserable half, scoring just 31 points on 13-for-47 from the field. Deron Williams finished the half shooting 3-for-13 while Joe Johnson shot 0-for-4.

The Bucks opened up the third quarter on a 9-2 run and immediately opened up a 24 point lead. Avery Johnson inserted MarShon Brooks, who helped to slightly turn the game around for the Nets.?For the Bucks, Ellis turned in a very powerful quarter, scoring eight points and two assists and helped the Bucks open its lead up to 29 points, 68-39. The Nets closed the lead to 15 points, but never got any closer and trailed by 20, 75-55 heading into the fourth quarter.

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On Sunday evening, the Brooklyn Nets will play host to the Portland Trailblazers. For Deron Williams, a match up with Damian Lillard awaits.

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The Nets have a fairly balanced team with two decent reserve point guards in C.J. Watson and Tyshawn Taylor.

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NEW YORK ? A marvelous second half defensive effort and a 12-2 run over the final 3:58 of the game helped propel the Brooklyn Nets past the Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles Clippers, 86-76, at Barclays Center to snap a two-game losing streak on Friday evening.

Brook Lopez finished with 26 points, five rebounds and three blocks, while Joe Johnson went for 19 points on 8-for-12 shooting in 39 minutes. His 3-pointer from the left baseline with with 1:42 to play put the Nets up 82-74 and all but iced it.

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