NBA: Brooklyn 104 Milwaukee 93

Dec. 27, 2013 at 11:15 PM

NEW YORK, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Shaun Livingston helped Brooklyn get off to a fast start Friday and the Nets held on to defeat Milwaukee 104-93.

Brooklyn ended a four-game losing streak and won for only the 10th time this season. That leaves six teams in the NBA with fewer than 10 wins this year -- New York, Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Orlando, Utah and Sacramento.

Livingston scored 20 points after having produced just 19 during his last six games combined.

The Nets took a 13-point lead after one period and led by 16 heading into the closing quarter.

Mirza Teletovic hit five 3-pointers and scored 19 points off the bench for the Nets. Paul Pierce added 13 points and Jason Terry had 12.

Brooklyn will now go on a three-game road trip against three of the best teams in the league -- Indiana, San Antonio and Oklahoma City.

Milwaukee, which has lost seven out of eight, came up with a career-best 16 points from Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Larry Sanders returned to the Milwaukee lineup after missing 25 games with a broken right thumb. He scored 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds before fouling out.

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