NBA - Nets beat Spurs to snap losing streak

Round-up: The Brooklyn Nets ended a run of six straight defeats with a big win over the San Antonio Spurs.

NBA - Nets beat Spurs to snap losing streak

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Brooklyn Nets center Andray Blatche (0) and Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams (8) and Brooklyn Nets shooting guard Joe Johnson (7) celebrate

Nets 103, Spurs 89

Reserve forward Alan Anderson scored 19 of his 22 points in the second half and the Brooklyn Nets ended a six-game losing streak against the San Antonio Spurs with a 103-89 victory on Thursday.

Point guard Deron Williams added 16 points and eight assists for the improving Nets, who won for the 12th time in 16 games.

Forward Paul Pierce added 12 points, reserve center Andray Blatche contributed 10 points and starting center Kevin Garnett collected eight points and nine rebounds in 18 minutes.

Guard Cory Joseph led the Spurs with 18 points, forward Danny Green added 17 points while reserve guard Patty Mills chipped in with 16.

The Nets improved to 22-25 to strengthen their hold on seventh place in the Eastern Conference while the Spurs dropped to 36-14 but remain second in the West.

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Warriors 102, Bulls 87

Point guard Stephen Curry poured in 34 points as the Golden State Warriors rallied from a 16-point first-half deficit to thump the Chicago Bulls 102-87.

The Warriors (30-20) won for the third time in four games even though they faced the Bulls without center Andrew Bogut (sore shoulder) and power forward David Lee (sore shoulder and hip).

Golden State reached the 50-game mark with 30 wins, matching the record it compiled at the same point last season en route to the sixth seed in the Western Conference playoffs.

Curry scored 16 of his 34 points in the second quarter, rallying the Warriors into the lead.

The Bulls dropped to 24-25 as power forward Taj Gibson led Chicago with 26 points and 13 rebounds.

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