Detroit 96, New Jersey 99

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
Officials - #11 Derrick Collins, #8 Marc Davis, #50 Olandis Poole
Attendance - 10504

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Detroit 23 15 33 25 96
New Jersey 23 26 23 27 99

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 4-20 3-8 1-12 L7
New Jersey 8-15 3-6 5-9 W1


Deron Williams had 26 points and nine assists as the New Jersey Nets held on to beat the visiting Detroit Pistons 99-96 Wednesday night.

Kris Humphries added 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Nets, who halted a two-game losing skid.

Tayshaun Prince and Greg Monroe had 21 points apiece for the Pistons, who became the first NBA team to reach the 20-loss plateau.

Detroit trailed by 11 at the half but made a game of it in the third quarter. Monroe converted a layup and Prince followed with consecutive baskets - both set up by New Jersey turnovers - as the Pistons closed to within five with 3:41 remaining.

Prince put the Pistons ahead in the final minute before Humphries answered with a short jumper that gave the Nets a 72-71 edge entering the fourth.

Jordan Farmar's 3-pointer to open the quarter extended New Jersey's advantage, and he hit another shot from beyond the arc with 9:15 left to put the Nets ahead 80-75. Prince evened things just past the midway point of the period, but Williams responded with a 3-pointer moments later and the Nets wouldn't relinquish their lead the rest of the way.

Detroit had one final chance to send the game to overtime, but Walker Russell misfired on a 12-footer in the final seconds.

Top Game Performances

Detroit   New Jersey
Greg Monroe 21 Scoring Deron Williams 26
Brandon Knight 4 Assists Deron Williams 9
Greg Monroe 8 Rebounds Shelden Williams 11
Greg Monroe 5 Free Throws Made Sundiata Gaines 4
Greg Monroe 3 Steals Sundiata Gaines 2
Jonas Jerebko 1 Blocks Kris Humphries 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Detroit 96 48.8 5-18 11-14 18 31 2 3 10
New Jersey 99 48.1 8-23 15-25 22 44 3 5 12

Upcoming Games

  • New Jersey will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Nets have a W/L % of .143 after a win and .438 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Pistons have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .158 after a loss.
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