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Five Nets players (Paul Pierce - 25, Andray Blatche 13, Deron Williams - 13, Mirza Teletovic - 13, Kevin Garnett - 10) scored in double figures.
Brooklyn's bench was the difference in the first half with 23 points and 11 rebounds.
The Nets outscored the Bobcats 35-19 in the third quarter to extend a slim six point halftime lead to a 85-63 lead after three and the game was all but over.
Kemba Walker led the Bobcats with 16 points on 6-of-17 shooting.
Paul Pierce led the Nets in scoring with a game-high 25 points on 9-of-11 shooting and grabbed four rebounds. He came out in the third quarter and blew the game open with 14 points and a ton of emotion.
Brooklyn needed this game in the worst way with Charlotte only a game and a half behind them in the standings and winners of four of their last six games.
The teams traded baskets in the first quarter with Paul Pierce hitting three 3-pointers to make sure the Nets did not take the Bobcats lightly and get them off to a good start. The bench once again played a huge role in this game with Andray Blatche and Mirza Teletovic putting together solid performances with 13 points each and 13 total rebounds.
The third quarter was all Brooklyn as Pierce came out of the locker room on fire and quickly dropped 14 points to put Charlotte away by himself. The rebounding was even for most of the game which is a pleasant sight for all Nets fans and when they keep it close they tend to win those games.
The Nets are now 14-5 since January began and now head to Chicago to hopefully end the first half of the season on a high note and get one game closer to .500.
Brooklyn will be back in action on tomorrow night when travel to take on the Chicago Bulls. Tip is at 8:00 PM on TNT.