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Lopez, Johnson lead Nets past Memphis

Memphis, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Brook Lopez took over in the fourth quarter and the Brooklyn Nets picked up a 97-88 road win over the Memphis Grizzlies.

Lopez, in his second game since returning from an ankle injury, scored 12 of his 20 points in the last quarter and added nine rebounds to seal Brooklyn's second win in its last nine games.

Joe Johnson and Andray Blatche did most of the damage early and finished with 26 and 21 points, respectively, in the victory.

"I just wanted to come out and be aggressive on both ends of the floor and bring that energy and effort that coach said we didn't have last night," Johnson said.

Quincy Pondexter exploded for 20 of his 22 points in the final 13 minutes, but it wasn't enough to rally the Grizzlies from a 15-point deficit.

"I just hate for our team to lose. It would have felt better if we got the win," Pondexter said.

Mike Conley donated 16 points and 10 assists in the loss, Memphis' third in the last four games.

Johnson capped his 16-point first quarter with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to give the Nets a 24-19 lead, which ballooned to 15 in the second quarter and was a healthy 48-37 at the break.

Memphis mounted a comeback in the third, and Pondexter went on a personal 11-0 run that bled into the fourth quarter to pull the Grizzlies within 73-71.

Pondexter's 3-pointer with under 10 minutes remaining cut the deficit to 75-74, but Brooklyn scored 11 of the next 13 points to pull away for good.

Lopez added two hook shots and a free throw a little later for a 91-78 cushion, and the Nets closed it out from there.

Game Notes

Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph sat out with an ingrown toenail ... Memphis has lost four in a row at home ... The Nets were 0-3 on the second game of a back-to-back ... Brooklyn outscored the Grizzlies at the free throw line 20-9.

12/01 03:38:55 ET

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Chicago86Final(OT) | Box
Charlotte «91
Indiana «101Final | Box
Orlando86
Washington1164th Qtr 2:18 | Box
Boston94CSN-CHI, SportSouth
Brooklyn854th Qtr 0:39 | Box
Cleveland112CSN-DC, CSN-NE
Dallas864th Qtr 6:45 | Box
Memphis82YES, FSN-OH
Philadelphia894th Qtr 8:29 | Box
Miami74FSN-SW, SportSouth, ESPN
Atlanta1074th Qtr 0:48 | Box
Milwaukee98CSN-PHI, SunSports
Utah1034th Qtr 2:12 | Box
Minnesota100SportSouth, FSN-WIS
Houston1004th Qtr 0:51 | Box
New Orleans105ROOT-RM, FSN-N
Toronto854th Qtr 5:09 | Box
New York83CSN-HOU, FSN-NO
Detroit1054th Qtr 5:40 | Box
Oklahoma City97Sportsnet 360, MSG
LA Lakers «113Final | Box
San Antonio100
Golden State 4/16 10:30 PM ET
Denver FSN-DET, FSN-OK
LA Clippers 4/16 10:30 PM ET
Portland FSN-PT, KGW
Phoenix 4/16 10:30 PM ET
Sacramento FSN-AZ, CSN-CA
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Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 33 .593 --- 26-15 22-18 32-19 W 2
x-Brooklyn 44 37 .543 4 28-13 16-24 26-25 L 1
New York 36 45 .444 12 18-22 18-23 25-26 W 3
Boston 25 56 .309 23 16-24 9-32 21-30 L 1
Philadelphia 18 63 .222 30 10-31 8-32 13-38 W 1
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 55 26 .679 --- 35-6 20-20 37-14 W 1
x-Chicago 48 33 .593 7 27-14 21-19 35-16 W 1
Cleveland 32 49 .395 23 18-22 14-27 20-31 L 2
Detroit 29 52 .358 26 17-24 12-28 23-29 L 3
Milwaukee 15 66 .185 40 10-30 5-36 12-39 L 2
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 27 .667 --- 32-8 22-19 34-17 L 2
x-Washington 43 38 .531 11 22-19 21-19 32-19 W 3
x-Charlotte 42 39 .519 12 24-16 18-23 29-22 W 2
x-Atlanta 37 44 .457 17 24-17 13-27 27-24 L 1
Orlando 23 58 .284 31 19-21 4-37 17-34 L 3
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 58 23 .716 --- 33-7 25-16 36-16 L 2
x-Portland 53 28 .654 5 30-10 23-18 30-21 W 4
Minnesota 40 41 .494 18 24-16 16-25 23-28 L 2
Denver 36 45 .444 22 22-18 14-27 20-31 L 1
Utah 24 57 .296 34 16-25 8-32 12-39 L 5
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 24 .704 --- 34-7 23-17 36-15 W 2
x-Golden State 50 31 .617 7 27-14 23-17 30-21 W 1
Phoenix 47 34 .580 10 26-15 21-19 27-24 L 3
Sacramento 28 53 .346 29 17-23 11-30 15-36 W 1
LA Lakers 26 55 .321 31 14-27 12-28 14-37 W 1
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 19 .765 --- 32-8 30-11 38-13 L 1
x-Houston 54 27 .667 8 33-8 21-19 31-20 W 2
x-Dallas 49 32 .605 13 26-15 23-17 29-22 W 1
x-Memphis 49 32 .605 13 26-14 23-18 28-23 W 4
New Orleans 33 48 .407 29 21-19 12-29 14-37 W 1
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
16th
DUR 6
NOR 8
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
Final
PHI 0
ATL 1
9th
NYY 2
CHC 0
 
9th
DET 2
CLE 3
 
Final
MIA 3
WAS 6
8th
TEX 0
SEA 2
 
6th
CWS 1
BOS 1
 
7th
HOU 4
KAN 2
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN 0
TOR 0
1st
ANA 0
OAK 0
 
1st
SDP 0
COL 0
 
10:15pm Tonight
SFG
LOS
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
4th
MIL 96
ATL 107
 
4th
CLE 112
BRK 85
 
4th
MEM 82
DAL 86
 
4th
OKC 95
DET 103
 
4th
NOP 105
HOU 100
 
Final
SAN 100
LAL 113
 
4th
MIA 74
PHI 89
 
4th
NYK 83
TOR 85
 
4th
MIN 98
UTA 103
 
4th
BOS 93
WAS 116
 
10:30pm Tonight
DEN
GSW
10:30pm Tonight
POR
LAC
10:30pm Tonight
SAC
PHO
1st OT
TAM 4
MON 4
 
3rd
PIT 4
CLB 3
 
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
DAL
16th
DUR 6
NOR 8