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January 2, 2013

Durant ejected in Thunder loss

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OKLAHOMA CITY —

At the start, it looked like Carlesimo's new squad would run away with it against the Thunder, who started the day with the league's best record.

Johnson and Lopez combined to go 9 for 9 from the field to propel the Nets to a quick 27-11 lead, and the lead grew to as much as 23 twice — including at 55-32 after Johnson drilled a 3-pointer off a touch pass from Wallace.

Notes: Carlesimo's only win with the Thunder — after the SuperSonics had relocated from Seattle — came at home on Nov. 2, 2008, against Minnesota. ... The Thunder's largest previous deficit of the season was 16 in a loss at home against Memphis. ... Oklahoma City got a delay of game warning for failing to get onto the court in time for tip-off, as part of the NBA's emphasis on allowing teams 90 seconds between the end of introductions and the tip-off. ... Nets reserve Jerry Stackhouse sat out with a sore right hamstring.

NETS 110, THUNDER 93

BROOKLYN (110) — Evans 0-2 1-4 1, Wallace 2-5 2-2 6, Lopez 11-17 3-3 25,  Williams 5-12 6-6 19, Johnson 11-19 6-6 33, Humphries 4-10 3-4 11,  Bogans 1-2 2-2 5, Blatche 4-7 2-2 10, Taylor 0-2 0-0 0,  Brooks 0-0 0-0 0, Teletovic 0-0 0-0 0, Shengelia 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 38-76 25-29 110.

OKLAHOMA CITY (93) — Durant 11-17 3-4 27, Ibaka 6-13 1-1 14, Perkins 1-3 1-2 3,  Westbrook 11-19 3-4 26, Sefolosha 2-5 0-0 5, Martin 3-10 2-2 11,  Collison 1-3 2-2 4, Thabeet 0-1 0-0 0, Lamb 0-0 0-0 0,  Jackson 0-1 0-0 0, Jones 1-1 1-2 3. Totals 36-73 13-17 93.

Brooklyn    33    28    15    34    —    110

Oklahoma City    19    26    27    21    —    93

3-Point Goals—Brooklyn 9-17 (Johnson 5-10, Williams 3-4, Bogans 1-2,  Wallace 0-1), Oklahoma City 8-19 (Martin 3-8, Durant 2-5, Ibaka 1-1,  Westbrook 1-2, Sefolosha 1-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Brooklyn 42  (Humphries 7), Oklahoma City 41 (Perkins 11). Assists—Brooklyn 22  (Williams 13), Oklahoma City 22 (Westbrook 10). Total Fouls—Brooklyn 13,  Oklahoma City 23. Technicals—Durant 2. Ejected— Durant. A—18,203  (18,203).

 

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