The Brooklyn Nets came back to defeat the Los Angeles Clippers, 86-76, on Friday in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
The Nets outscored the Clippers, 23-13, in the fourth quarter after the teams came into the final period tied at 63. The Clippers couldn't do anything to slow down Nets center Brook Lopez, who finished with 26 points on 13-for-24 shooting. Nets guard Joe Johnson added 19 points on 8-for-12 shooting.
The Clippers had four players in double-figures, but no one had a standout game as the Clippers were held to under 80 points for the first time this season.
Chris Paul finished with 14 points and nine assists, but fouled out late in the fourth quarter. DeAndre Jordan finished with a double-double of 12 points and 13 rebounds.
The Clippers ended the first half on an 8-0 run to lead, 47-40, at the half. Neither team led by double-figures until the fourth quarter, when the Nets started to pull away as the game was back and forth for most of the evening.
The two teams played to a draw in the first quarter before trading off the second and third quarters with seven-point advantages, the first being for the Clippers' first-half lead and the latter seeing the Nets tie the game heading into the final period.
The Clippers dropped to 8-4 on the season, and the Nets improved to 7-4.
The Clippers will play at the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday while the Nets host the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday.