New Jersey 97, Philadelphia 90

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Officials - #17 Joe Crawford, #67 John Goble, # James Williams
Attendance - 13138

Final Scoring Summary

Final OT 1 2 3 4 X T
New Jersey 22 21 23 16 15 97
Philadelphia 18 27 16 21 8 90

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Jersey 6-13 2-5 4-8 W1
Philadelphia 12-6 8-2 4-4 L1


Deron Williams scored 16 of his game-high 34 points in the fourth quarter and overtime as the New Jersey Nets stunned the host Philadelphia 76ers 97-90 Wednesday night.

Williams made the difference down the stretch, hitting the game-tying shot in the final second of regulation and putting the Nets ahead for good on a 3-pointer with 26 seconds left in OT.

Jordan Farmar put the Nets ahead in the extra session with a 3-pointer less than two minutes in, and the lead grew to four before Philadelphia drew even on a Lou Williams running jumper with 1:21 left.

Mehmet Okur's bad pass on New Jersey's next posession sent Jrue Holliday in alone, and he threw down an emphatic dunk to give the 76ers a 90-88 advantage.

Deron Williams answered back, hitting the tying jumper before nailing the go-ahead 3-pointer after Philadelphia's Jodie Meeks missed a long 3 at the other end. Lou Williams went for the tie, but misfired on a 3-pointer with 18 seconds left.

New Jersey put the game away with free throws.

Elton Brand led the way with 16 points for the 76ers, who lost for just the second time in 10 home games.

Top Game Performances

New Jersey   Philadelphia
Deron Williams 34 Scoring Louis Williams 17
Deron Williams 11 Assists Jrue Holiday 7
Kris Humphries 19 Rebounds Jodie Meeks 8
Anthony Morrow 4 Free Throws Made Elton Brand 4
Jordan Farmar 1 Steals Jrue Holiday 3
Shelden Williams 2 Blocks Elton Brand 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New Jersey 97 45.1 12-27 11-14 21 45 3 5 19
Philadelphia 90 44.3 5-14 15-19 21 37 2 10 13

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against Charlotte. The 76ers have a W/L % of .538 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • New Jersey will play their next game on the road against Cleveland . The Nets have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .429 after a loss.