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Thornton scores 25 in Nets' 107-98 win over Bucks

The Nets´ Marcus Thornton, right, and teammate Paul Pierce (34) celebrate Thornton´s 3-point basket against the Milwaukee Bucks in the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Milwaukee. (Jeffrey Phelps/AP)
The Nets' Marcus Thornton, right, and teammate Paul Pierce (34) celebrate Thornton's 3-point basket against the Milwaukee Bucks in the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Milwaukee. (Jeffrey Phelps/AP)
The Nets´ Marcus Thornton, right, and teammate Paul Pierce (34) celebrate Thornton´s 3-point basket against the Milwaukee Bucks in the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Milwaukee. (Jeffrey Phelps/AP) Gallery: Thornton scores 25 in Nets' 107-98 win over Bucks

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Marcus Thornton scored 12 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 107-98 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.

Brooklyn's Kevin Garnett missed the game with back spasms but wasn't needed as the Nets never trailed in the second half against the NBA's worst team.

Thornton, playing in his third game for Brooklyn since being obtained in a Feb. 19 trade with Sacramento, came off the bench to make 8 of 13 from the field to help the Nets finish their seven-game road trip 4-3.

Andray Blatche had 19 points and 13 rebounds for Brooklyn, including eight points and 10 rebounds in the fourth quarter.

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