"That's the Deron we're used to seeing," Blatche said. "His confidence is high. He's playing great and carrying this team."
The Nets haven't lost at home since Jan. 31 against Oklahoma City . Brooklyn's home winning streak is longest current streak in the NBA and is the franchise's longest since the New Jersey Nets won 12 straight Dec. 16, 2005-Feb. 8, 2006 . Brooklyn has beaten Charlotte nine of the last 10 meetings, with the Bobcats' only victory during that span coming on Nov. 20, 2013. Before that, Charlotte hadn't won in the series since April 11, 2011.
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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 19: Deron Williams #8 of the Brooklyn Nets shoots against the Charlotte Bobcats at the...
MVP: Deron Williams looked like vintage D-Will tonight. He had 25 points, eight assists and essentially the game-winning basket to put the dagger in the Bobcats.
Defining moment: Hard to not mention Williams' step-back, midrange jump shot to put the game just out of reach for a Bobcats team that was with them all night long.
That was ... important: Nobody in the East wants the seventh or eighth seed, and this game was a big one because of that. The Bobcats are trying to make a charge on the Nets for the sixth seed, but Brooklyn denied them, adding a little more breathing room between them and Charlotte.