Bench comes up big in Nets win over Kings
by Kenneth B. Goldberg
Jan 10, 2013 | 5400 views | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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The Brooklyn Nets defeated the Sacramento Kings, 113 -93, in front of a sold-out crowd at Barclay Center Saturday night. Brook Lopez led the Nets with 18 points, but it was also a big night for Mirza Teletovic, who had 14 points and six rebounds off the bench, a career high.

Four different Nets scoring 15 points or more.

MarShon Brooks, who is shooting 55 percent from the field over the last five games, dropped 15 points. Brooks was asked how important it was for guys coming off the bench to extend leads

"It is huge with me and Mirza Teletovic playing with confidence,” he said. “I feel it makes us a much better team.

The Nets shot 51.8 percent from the field and out-rebounded the Kings 51-41. The Nets are on a three-game winning streak, and P.J. Carlesimo, who replaced Avery Johnson as head coach, is now 5-1.

"The bench did exactly what we needed them to do,” said Carlesimo in his post-game press conference. “They gave us minutes and production and they are the ones who broke the game open.”

The Nets were on the road to play the 76ers on Tuesday, and host the Phoenix Suns on Friday in Brooklyn.

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