Nets beat Clippers, 112-95

November 22, 2008 7:37:12 PM PST
Yi Jianlian had a season-high 27 points, and Vince Carter added 26 to help the New Jersey Nets beat the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers 112-95 on Saturday night. Devin Harris had 18 points and 10 assists, and Brook Lopez finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Bobby Simmons had 11 points as every Nets starter hit for double figures and New Jersey got its fourth win in the last five games.

It was an odd shooting night for the Nets, who went 11-for-19 from 3-point range but were only 25-for-39 from the free-throw line.

Baron Davis had 30 points and 10 assists for the Clippers (2-11). Marcus Camby added 18 points and 13 rebounds, and Al Thornton had 18 points.

The Clippers lost manpower when they obtained Zach Randolph and Mardy Collins on Friday from the Knicks for Cuttino Mobley and Tim Thomas. Randolph and Collins were inactive against the Nets, pending physicals Monday in Los Angeles.

Their absence left the Clippers short-handed for a second straight night, having lost 89-88 in Philadelphia on Friday night.

New Jersey opened up a 72-56 lead early in the third as Yi took charge, hitting a pair of 3 pointers while coming up with a block on Ricky Davis at the other end to set up Carter for a fast-break layup.

The Nets had an 84-71 advantage heading into the final period.

Only a 12-point third quarter by Davis kept the Clippers in the game.

The game was the first of five in which the Nets will let unemployed fans submit resumes that the team will forward to potential employers.

The team has set aside 1,500 free seats for fans who submit resumes, contact information and career goals. The information will be sent to the Nets' corporate sponsors and businesses who buy season tickets. Several companies set up informational booths at the Izod Center.