Lakers withstand rally, beat Nets

Updated: November 27, 2013

Brooklyn, NY ( – 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 Wes 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.