Pierce Leads Nets to 13th-Straight Home Win

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Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Paul Pierce scored a game-high 22 points to help lead the Brooklyn Nets past the Minnesota Timberwolves 114-99 Sunday.

It’s the Nets 13th-straight home win which ties the franchise record set in 2002. The streak is also tied for the longest in the NBA this season.

After scoring 17 points in the first quarter on Friday, Pierce was at it again Sunday, connecting on all six shots he took in the first to finish with 16 points for the period.

Brooklyn (39-33) improves to 29-12 since the New Year after starting off the season 10-21. 
“I think a lot of teams with bad character, bad leadership in the locker room would’ve laid down a long time ago. Probably by Christmas would’ve been making summer plans,” Pierce said. “But not this group.”

Brooklyn also received a significant contribution from its bench. Andray Blatche had 14 points and Alan Anderson added 13 to help the Nets bench outscore the Timberwolves 41-23.

Corey Brewer and Kevin Martin each had 21 points for Minnesota (36-36), which had its two-game winning streak snapped.

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