Nets 107, Warriors 100: Williams Leads New Jersey To First Home Win

Newark, NJ (Sports Network) - Deron Williams had 24 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds, leading the Nets to a 107-100 win over the Warriors on Wednesday.

MarShon Brooks added 22 points, six assists and eight boards for the Nets, who picked up their first home win of the season. Kris Humphries finished with 18 points and 15 rebounds.

"It's good to get the win at home," said Williams, "it's something we desperately needed. If you want to be a good team, a playoff team, you have to protect your home court and we hadn't done a good job of that."

Monta Ellis had a game-high 30 points, Dorell Wright scored 17 and David Lee had 12 and 10 boards for the Warriors. They were coming off of Tuesday's win over the Cavaliers and finished their four-game road trip at 2-2.

"This was a win that we fully expected coming in and (it was) a disappointing effort," said Warriors coach Mark Jackson. "Give them credit, they went and got the game and (it was) just discouraging on our part."

Neither team was able to pull away in a game which featured 11 ties and 18 lead changes. The Warriors were up 56-55 at the half and 83-80 after three, but the Nets, who entered Wednesday 0-4 at the Prudential Center, began to establish themselves in the later stages.

Williams drained three free throws to put them on top, 93-92, with seven minutes remaining. They then used a 13-4 run to grab their largest lead of the game. Williams capped the burst with a trey, which rattled home with 3:26 remaining.

The advantage was 105-100 when Brooks rebounded a miss from Nets center Mehmet Okur with 18 seconds left. Anthony Morrow then drained a pair of free throws to seal the final result.

Game Notes

The Nets were returning from a 1-3 road trip. They will host the Thunder on Saturday and the Bobcats on Sunday...Golden State closed out a four-game trek with a 2-2 mark and will commence a six-game homestand on Friday.


Final - 1.18.2012 1 2 3 4 Total
Golden State Warriors 31 25 27 17 100
New Jersey Nets 29 26 25 27 107

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