Blatche scores 22 to lead Nets over Kings 99-90

Blatche scores 22 to lead Nets over Kings 99-90
November 18, 2012, 8:36 pm
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Brooklyn Nets center Brooks Lopez (11) shoots over Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

(APWF)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Reserve forward Andre Blatche scored 22 points to lead the Brooklyn Nets to their fifth straight win, 99-90 over the struggling Sacramento Kings on Sunday.

The Nets (6-2) matched the team's best start since the 2002-03 season when they went to the NBA finals, losing to San Antonio in six games.

Deron Williams had 14 points and 10 assists for the Nets, whose longest winning streak last season was three games. MarShon Brooks had nine of his 14 points in the fourth quarter, Brook Lopez had 13 points and four blocks, and CJ Watson had 13 points for Brooklyn.

DeMarcus Cousins had 23 of his 29 points in the second half for the Kings, who have dropped five straight.