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Nets hold on for 108-102 victory over 76ers to snap three-game losing streak

  • Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce (34) passes with Philadelphia 76ers power forward Lavoy Allen (50) and Philadelphia 76ers guard Hollis Thompson (31) defending in the second half of their NBA basketball game at the Barclays Center, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 in New York. The Nets defeated the Sixers 108-102. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce (34) passes with Philadelphia 76ers power forward Lavoy Allen (50) and Philadelphia 76ers guard Hollis Thompson (31) defending in the second half of their NBA basketball game at the Barclays Center, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 in New York. The Nets defeated the Sixers 108-102. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)  (The Associated Press)

  • Rapper Jay Z, left, sits beside his wife Beyonce, and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, right, as they watch the Brooklyn Nets NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Barclays Center, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Rapper Jay Z, left, sits beside his wife Beyonce, and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, right, as they watch the Brooklyn Nets NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Barclays Center, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)  (The Associated Press)

  • Philadelphia 76ers power forward Lavoy Allen (50) tries to grab a rebound from Brooklyn Nets forward Mason Plumlee (1) in the first half of their NBA basketball game at the Barclays Center, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Philadelphia 76ers power forward Lavoy Allen (50) tries to grab a rebound from Brooklyn Nets forward Mason Plumlee (1) in the first half of their NBA basketball game at the Barclays Center, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)  (The Associated Press)

Paul Pierce scored 25 points, Deron Williams added 21 and the Brooklyn Nets stopped a three-game losing streak by holding on to beat the Philadelphia 76ers, 108-102 on Monday night.

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.

Brooklyn had a 19-point lead with 4:21 left in the third quarter cut to 104-102 after James Anderson hit a 3-pointer with 22 seconds left. Pierce then made two free throws before Shaun Livingston intercepted Michael Carter-Williams' pass and converted a pair of free throws to put it away.

Carter-Williams led Philadelphia with 21 points and Tony Wroten had 18 off the bench.