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Brooklyn Nets Hang with Oklahoma City; Can’t Pull Out Win, Lose to Thunder 117-111

December 5th, 2012 at 11:04 PM
By Mike Aglialoro

The Brooklyn Nets returned to the Barclays' Center Tuesday to face the Oklahoma City Thunder and lost their second straight, falling 117-111 for the Thunder's sixth straight win while ending the Nets six- game home winning streak. The Nets fell behind early, trailing 61-48 at halftime, but came out of the break strong, scoring 38 points, including three of Gerald Wallace's four three-point field goals. Brooklyn cut the deficit down to two at times in the third, and in the fourth were also within two with as little as 1:52 remaining when Kris Humphries was called for goaltending a shot by Kevin Durant, and after review of the tough call, the Nets were down 110-106 and would get no closer.

Kevin Durant went 12 for 12 from the free throw line and scored 32 total points for the Thunder, and contributed five rebounds and six assists. Russell Westbrook added 25 points with nine assists and three steals, while Serge Ibaka was 8 for 12 from the field with 18 total points and Thebo Sefolosha chipped in 14 points. 

The Nets were led by Deron Williams' season high of 33 points with five three-pointers made and seven assists. Andray Blatche (19 points, 11 rebounds) and Kris Humphries (12 points, 12 rebounds) each had a double- double, while Joe Johnson struggled to find him shot, going 8 for 21 from the field, including one of seven from three- point land.

The Nets hope to rebound Friday at the Barclays, facing the Golden State Warriors, while the Thunder look to continue their win streak against their rivals, the Los Angeles Lakers.

Tags: Basketball, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Nets, Kevin Durant, Kris Humphries, NBA, Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka, Thebo Sefolosha

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