Nets drop Pacers 100-84

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NETS 100, PACERS 84: Deron Williams poured in 30 points and added nine assists as the Nets used a fourth-quarter surge to surge past visiting Indiana.

New Jersey outscored Indiana 31-17 in the pivotal final frame to finish 2-1 on its three-game homestand. Williams shot 11 for 19 from the field while hitting four 3-pointers.

MarShon Brooks added 17 points while Gerald Green added 14 in a reserve role.

Paul George's 22 points led the way for the Pacers, who fell for just the second time in six games.

Williams had 11 points and six assists to lead the Nets to a 49-43 halftime lead, but New Jersey went more than four minutes without a field goal in the third quarter as it fell behind by three. A DeShawn Stevenson 3-pointer with 4:31 remaining put the Nets back in front, and Green added a 3 later in the quarter as New Jersey led 69-67 entering the fourth.

Eight straight points to open the quarter - paced by back-to-back jumpers from Williams - extended the New Jersey advantage to 10, and the Pacers didn't challenge the rest of the way.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The teams combined to shoot just 28 free throws. Indiana went 8 for 13 from the line while New Jersey shot 13 for 15. ... Nets F Jordan Williams left the game after taking an elbow to the head from Pacers C Roy Hibbert. ... Pacers starters Hibbert, Danny Granger, Darren Collison combined to shoot 8 for 24 from the field.

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