Mavs top Nets 91-79, Williams struggles against old team

Chandler Parsons had 19 points and a season-high 10 rebounds while Deron Williams struggled in his first game against his former team and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Brooklyn Nets 91-79 Friday night.

Parsons led the Mavericks in scoring for the fifth time in six games and is averaging 24 points during that span. He appears close to a full recovery from offseason right knee surgery.

Williams, who sat out a visit to Brooklyn in December with a left hamstring strain, scored eight points on 3-of-14 shooting.

Brook Lopez scored 28 points to lead the Nets, who had a four-game winning streak in Dallas snapped. Brooklyn is 3-12 in January with one game remaining in the month, which included the firing of coach Lionel Hollins.

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