Looking to prove themselves once again against one of the league's elite teams, the Brooklyn Nets came up short, falling to the Oklahoma City Thunder, 117-111, in a strategic and competitive 48 minutes.
Despite shooting a ridiculous 60.6 percent from the floor, 50 percent from behind the arc and 88.2 percent on 34 free-throw attempts, the Thunder found themselves in a tight battle for much of the fourth quarter.
The main reason why was Deron Williams, who in 42 minutes scored a game-high 33 points on 20 shots, with just two turnovers. The Nets point guard was dominant, getting to the basket at will and knocking down five three-pointers on the night.
On the other side, Kevin Durant led the way, as he typically does, with an uber-efficient 32 points on 16 shots.
The Nets came to battle without Brook Lopez and Reggie Evans but still managed to grab 14 more offensive rebounds than their opponent. The game stands as Brooklyn's second home loss of the season.