EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., March 28 (UPI) -- Josh Boone scored a career-high 22 points Wednesday night as New Jersey pounded the Indiana Pacers, 118-94.
A dunk by Mike Dunleavy pulled Indiana within 11-9 late in the first quartet, but the Nets responded with an 11-2 spurt to lead, 32-21, after 12 minutes.
The Nets built a 60-43 advantage, and led by 91-66 heading into the fourth quarter.
Indiana got within 17 points at 104-87 with 4:40 left, but got no closer.
Bostjan Nachbar had 20 points and five rebounds; Richard Jefferson had 14 points and six assists; Vince Carter had 13 points, four assists, and eight rebounds; while Mikki Moore and Jason Kidd scored 12 points each for the Nets, who have won two straight.
Shawne Williams led Indiana with 19 points.
Dunleavy had 14 points; and Troy Murphy had 13 points and 14 rebounds for the Pacers, who suffered their third straight loss.