It was a nail-biter at Barclays Center, but Brook Lopez and the Brooklyn Nets eeked out the 109-101 victory over the Detroit Pistons.
Despite an injury to Jeremy Lin that kept him sidelined for the second half, and a paltry offensive performance down the stretch, the Nets improved to 2-3 on their young season.
It was a career-night for Brook Lopez, who finished with 34 points and 11 boards; Sean Kilpatrick also had a dazzling showing and poured in 24 points of his own, including nine in the fourth quarter.
Trevor Booker was huge down the stretch also, and swatted a Kentavious Caldwell-Pope layup, and proceeded to grab a crucial offensive rebound on the other end of the floor.
Marcus Morris and
J. Cole Tobias Harris each accounted for 23 points, and the Nets did an outstanding job holding Andre Drummond to just six points and six rebounds.
Brooklyn’s next game is Friday, November 4 when the Charlotte Hornets come to the Big Apple.
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