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                   === Lakers withstand rally, beat Nets ===
 
 Brooklyn,  NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Paul Pierce's uncontested 3-pointer rimmed
 out  in the final  seconds as the Los Angeles Lakers topped the Brooklyn Nets,
 99-94, from Barclays Center.
 
 Brooklyn  trailed by 27  points early in the contest and never led but battled
 back  to  tie the  score behind  Mirza Teletovic, who  netted a career-high 17
 points  in the setback. Teletovic stuffed Wesley Johnson at the rim and scored
 four  straight points with a triple and 1-of-2 from the line to knot the score
 at 92 apiece with just under four minutes on the clock.
 
 The  Lakers regained  the lead on Johnson's steal and breakaway dunk with 1:33
 to  play, and  Brooklyn missed four shots  in a row until Alan Anderson's dunk
 cut it to 95-94 with 10 seconds remaining.
 
 Jodie  Meeks sank  a pair of free  throws before Pierce found space at the top
 and  unleashed  the potential game-tying trey,  which was off the mark. Xavier
 Henry corralled the rebound and drained two at the line for the final margin.
 
 Nick  Young led  the Lakers, who have  won four of five, with a season-high 26
 points  off the bench.  Pau Gasol added 21 points while Steve Blake handed out
 10 assists.
 
 "I  thought  Nick Young hit some  huge shots," Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni
 said. "He played really well to kind of get us out of our funk."
 
 Joe  Johnson  paced Brooklyn  with 18  points. Pierce  scored 12 but struggled
 shooting, converting just 4-of-17 from the field.
 
 "It's  frustrating  when the ball  doesn't go your  way, but eventually I know
 these  shots  throughout the  course of  82 games  are going  to fall for me,"
 Pierce said.
 
 Young  finished the first quarter on a personal 9-0 run, during which the Nets
 turned  the  ball over on  three straight possessions.  LA led 34-18 after the
 first.
 
 The  second quarter started with Jordan Farmar netting nine straight points on
 three  treys in  1:10 to cap an  18-0 Lakers' surge that spanned both periods.
 Kevin  Garnett  finally halted  the run with  a jumper, ending  a 4 1/2 minute
 scoreless draught for Brooklyn.
 
 The Nets settled down out of a timeout and stormed back with a 15-0 run before
 Blake  found  Meeks for a  driving layup to end  the charge. Neither team shot
 well in the second and the Lakers took a 54-40 lead into the locker rooms.
 
 Pierce  scored 10 in  the third and his layup in the final minute had the Nets
 within  single digits  heading into  the  final period.  Teletovic opened  the
 fourth with a triple, and Brooklyn was competitive the rest of the way.
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 The  Nets haven't beaten LA since Nov. 27, 2007, when current head coach Jason
 Kidd  led  them with  15 points  and 14  assists ...  Alan Anderson and Andray
 Blatche  scored 14  points apiece for Brooklyn ... Jordan Hill had a game-high
 12 rebounds for the Lakers ... Both teams had 21 assists.
 
 
 11/28 00:10:18 ET