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                     === Hot-shooting Nets down Pistons ===
 Brooklyn,  NY  ( - Shaun  Livingston had 23, Mirza Teletovic
 scored 20 off the bench and the Brooklyn Nets shot the lights out in a 116-104
 win over the Detroit Pistons on Friday.
 The  playoff-bound Nets were 15-of-31 on 3-pointers -- Teletovic went 6-for-10
 -- and shot 60.5 percent overall for their fourth win in five games. They have
 won 15 in a row at home, extending the franchise record.
 Paul  Pierce added 17 points in the win and Marcus Thornton and Andray Blatche
 combined to score 29 off the bench.
 "We're just comfortable in our own building," Pierce said of the Nets' success
 at home. "Obviously, that's where most teams in the league play well. You have
 momentum,  you  have your own crowd,  you have a  better feel for spots on the
 court and this is where you're comfortable."
 Andre  Drummond had 23 points and 18 rebounds to lead the Pistons, who fell to
 2-10 in their last 12 games overall and 1-16 in their last 17 on the road.
 "We  didn't  make (the Nets) make  multiple passes for their buckets," Pistons
 head  coach John  Loyer said. "They made  one, maybe two for their buckets and
 they have too good of players to do that."
 The  Nets led by as many as 22 and beat the Pistons for the first time in four
 meetings this season.
 Brooklyn  had four  22-point leads, including a 91-69 advantage going into the
 fourth quarter.
 The  Pistons made one last push with a 16-3 run led by five points apiece from
 Jonas  Jerebko and  Rodney Stuckey,  drawing them  within nine,  but the  Nets
 scored  seven  straight after that  and their lead  was never in single digits
 There  were four lead  changes in the first quarter and five ties -- including
 the  score  at the buzzer, which  was 22-22. But  the Nets shot better than 68
 percent in the second quarter to build a double-digit lead.
 The Nets opened the second with a 15-4 run keyed by Teletovic's two 3-pointers
 and capped by a Deron Williams three to make it 37-26.
 Overall,  the Nets scored  29 of the first 38 points in the quarter to build a
 20-point advantage. The Pistons cut it to nine, but trailed 57-45 at halftime.
                                   Game Notes
 The  Nets  play at Philadelphia  on Saturday ...  The Pistons are home against
 Boston  on  Saturday before embarking  on a three-game  road trip ... The Nets
 swept  last season's  four-game series  ...  Detroit hasn't  swept the  season
 series since gong 3-0 in 2007-08.
 04/05 00:30:50 ET

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