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NEW YORK -- Neither Shaun Livingston nor the Nets were expecting to see the backup point guard playing this many minutes in his first season in Brooklyn. Adrian Ramos Dortmund Shirts . On a team dealing with a rash of injuries all season, Livingston has been one of the key figures in the Nets revival after a dismal start. Starting alongside Deron Williams with All-Star guard Joe Johnson sidelined, Livingstons seventh steal of the night with 5.8 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter helped sealed Brooklyns win 108-102 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. "Ive been on the wings obviously guarding some of the better scorers, but just trying to be active, be disruptive and help my teammates," said Livingston, who also had 13 points, eight assists and seven rebounds. Paul Pierce scored 25 points and Deron Williams added 21 for the Nets, who stopped a three-game losing streak. The Nets saw their first big lead of the night, a 15-point advantage, go to waste in the first half as Philadelphia managed to take a 44-37 late in the second quarter before Brooklyn answered back with a 17-5 run to head into the half with a 54-49 lead. Brooklyn then seemed like it was about to run away with the game with a strong start to the third quarter, relying on its defence to force some key turnovers. After a bad pass turnover by Philadelphias Tony Wroten, Livingston found Williams for a 3-pointer that made it 78-59 with 4:21. Trailing 84-69 to start the fourth quarter, the 76ers made nine of 10 shots and James Andersons 3-pointer made it 104-102 with 22 seconds left. Pierce, who made all 14 free throws, hit a pair after Michael Carter-Williams fouled him to increase Brooklyns lead to 106-102 and Livingston sealed the victory by intercepting Carter-Williams pass, Philadelphias 26th turnover of the night, and converting a pair of free throws to put it away. Livingston has come a long way since that awful knee injury almost seven years ago as a 21-year-old with the Los Angeles Clippers. In 45 games for the Nets, the 6-foot-7 point guard has averaged 7.8 points and 3.1 assists over 24.6 minutes. As a starter, hes logged 29.2 minutes in 23 games, posting 9.4 points, 3.0 assists and 1.3 steals per game, showing flashes of the player that was supposed to be part of the Clippers future before his injury. "Honestly, Im not trying to jinx it and think about it. Its a situation where I know where Ive come from, mentally as well," Livingston said, adding that hes leaned on Kevin Garnett on how to manage his body. "I just want to continue my same confidence, continue to play with the same confidence and I give credit to (Nets coach) Jason (Kidd) as well because I talk to him every day. Just getting a chance to pick his brain gives me confidence and to see the confidence that he has in me as well." The Nets had lost to division leaders Toronto, Oklahoma City and Indiana after starting 2014 by winning 10 of their first 11 games, but got back on track against a Philadelphia team that has lost 13 of its last 16 games. Carter-Williams scored 21 points for the 76ers, who have lost three straight. Wroten had 18 off the bench and Thaddeus Young added 17. The Nets scored 32 points off Philadelphia turnovers. "I think we had some careless turnovers. We tried to force some shots that led to turnovers," Carter-Williams said. 76ers coach Brett Brown wished his team could have kept those mistakes down like they did in the final quarter, when they had just two turnovers. "Isnt that amazing? You actually get to shoot and have a chance to score," the first-year coach said. Mirza Teletovic had 20 points off the bench, hitting 5 of 9 3-pointers. Johnson was held out of the game due to tendinitis in his right knee. The Nets were also without reserve forwards Andrei Kirilenko, who missed his last three games with a sore right calf, and Andray Blatche, who was out with a sore hip. NOTES: Former team minority owner and rapper Jay-Z and his wife, Beyonce, took in the game, sitting next to Russell Wilson, quarterback of the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks. . Brooklyns 15 steals were a season-high. . Garnett recorded five blocks, making him the 18th player in NBA history with 2,000 career blocks. Park Joo-Ho Jersey . -- During Kansas shootaround on Wednesday before the Jayhawks faced Oklahoma, coach Bill Self told Wayne Selden Jr. Mario Gotze Dortmund Jersey . They showered him with "MVP! MVP!" chants. In many ways, it seemed like hed never been gone. http://www.dortmundfcshop.com/c-19-matthias-ginter-fc-borussia-dortmund-jersey.aspx . Louis Blues just continue to roll -- especially against the Nashville Predators.Charley Hull believes her hard work off the course is paying off as she begins to find form ahead of a busy summer of majors. The world No 25 narrowly missed out on a maiden major victory at last months ANA Inspiration, finishing in a tie-for-second alongside In Gee Chun as Lydia Ko claimed a one-shot win.Hull had posted a back-nine 32 during her final round in California to move into contention, only to see hopes of forcing a play-off dashed when Ko carded a final-hole birdie. Hull was one shot back from eventual winner Lydia Ko The strong showing in the opener major of the year followed top-10 finishes Pure-Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic and the Womens Australian Open, with Hull now confident that a first win since the 2014 Lalla Meryem Cup isnt far away.I feel like my game is in a good place, Hull told Sky Sports News HQ. Ive had a good season so far, so all my hard work has been paying off I think.I had a great week (at the ANA). There were no nerves and I was just thinking it would be great to go out and have a good chance to win it, because I was pumped up. The 20-year-old is still looking for a maiden LPGA Tour title Because I have been in that positionn quite a few times, I dont really feel about golf on the golf course. Marc Bartra Dortmund Shirts. I try and switch my mind away from it. Im not scared of the possibility of doing well, so Im like oh I love this feeling and then go out there and make more birdies.Hull has been working on her fitness and nutrition over the winter after a change of coach last year, with the 20-year-old now looking to continue her rise up the world rankings. Hull was speaking to the media at the Womens British Open media day A busy summer sees three majors played over a seven-week stretch ahead of golfs return to the Olympics in August, but Hull is relishing the opportunity to play so many big events in such a short space of time.Its quite good when theyre close together, Hull added. You can kind of get on a roll and I enjoy that, so Im buzzed for it.I feel like lately Ive been playing well on the back nine when I have to. It started at the Solheim Cup and after that I feel like my gym stuff has been helping me a lot as well.I try and eat really healthily and I feel like it definitely helped with my swing. When Im under pressure it feels like Ive been coping good. Also See: Hull misses out on ANA title LPGA Tour latest news Ko cruises to Kia crown Golf on Sky Sports 4 Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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