NEW YORK, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) -- Deron Williams scored 11 of his 30 points in the final period and Paul Pierce added 25 in Brooklyn Nets' 108-102 victory over the LA Lakers on Sunday.
The triumph also helps the Nets snap a 11-game slide to the LA Lakers.
Earlier on the day, Jason Collins signed a 10-day contract, making the 12-year NBA veteran the first openly active gay player in North America's four professional sports teams.
The backup center received a smattering of applause upon entering in the second quarter, and finished scoreless with two rebounds one steal in 11 minutes.
Spaniard Pau Gasol topped the Lakers (18-37) with 22 points and 11 rebounds.