NEW YORK (AP) - Alan Anderson scored 19 of his 22 points in the second half, helping the Brooklyn Nets pull away from the short-handed San Antonio Spurs for a 103-89 victory Thursday night.
Despite playing without Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Kawhi Leonard, their top four scorers, the Spurs were still within five points early in the fourth quarter before the Nets pulled away for good.
Deron Williams added 16 points and eight assists as Brooklyn ended a six-game losing streak to San Antonio with its first victory since March 29, 2010.
So banged-up that at one point that they had two players on the court wearing facial masks to protect broken noses, the Spurs fell to 2-1 on their nine-game rodeo trip.
The Spurs overcame all their challenges to pull out a 125-118 double-overtime victory at Washington on Wednesday, but didn’t have enough to beat an improving Brooklyn team.
Cory Joseph scored 18 for the Spurs, Danny Green had 17 and Patty Mills 16.