PORTLAND -- Guard Mo Williams came off the bench for a season-high 21 points to go with seven assists and six rebounds as the Portland Trail Blazers blew away the Brooklyn Nets 124-80 on Wednesday night at the Moda Center.
Forward Nicolas Batum contributed 19 points, six rebounds and six assists for the Trail Blazers (40-18), who won for the fourth straight game. Reserve guard Will Barton also had a big night for the winners, with season highs in points (20) and 11 rebounds.
Seven Blazers scored in double figures, including guard Damian Lillard with 14, forward Victor Claver with 13 and guard CJ McCollum and center Robin Lopez with 11 apiece. The Portland bench accounted for a season-high 68 points.
It was Portland's biggest margin of victory of the season. It was tied for the third-biggest margin of defeat in Nets franchise history.
Guard Deron Williams led the Nets (26-29) with 12 points and guard Joe Johnson added 11.
When Portland jacked a 24-point halftime lead to 69-40 midway through the third quarter, the Nets starters were done for the night. The Blazers extended their advantage to 104-70 midway through the fourth period, and the difference grew to 45 points near game's end.
Portland jumped to a 13-6 lead, but Brooklyn rallied to go ahead 16-15. The Blazers answered with a 10-0 run to go back on top 25-16, then carried a 29-20 advantage into the second quarter.
The edge was hiked to 35-22 before Portland closed the first half on a 13-0 run to take a 58-34 lead into intermission. Batum had 15 points, four rebounds and three assists, Barton 12 points, six rebounds and two assists and Williams 11 points, five assists and four rebounds at the break. Portland shot .500 from the field in the first half, Brooklyn only .333.
NOTES: Portland was both short-handed and short Wednesday. Four of the team's five centers and power forwards are missing due to injury -- starting F LaMarcus Aldridge (groin) and backup Thomas Robinson (knee) and reserves C Joel Freeland (knee) and C Meyers Leonard (ankle). The only man left standing is starting C Robin Lopez. ... Portland ranks sixth in the NBA in rebound percentage despite being hammered 64-41 on the boards in a 100-95 win at Denver Tuesday night. The Nuggets had 27 offensive rebounds -- 15 by former Blazer C JJ Hickson. ... Portland G Damian Lillard entered the night averaging 30.5 points in the four games Aldridge has missed, shooting .500 from the field, .444 from 3-point range and .889 from the foul line. ... The last time the Trail Blazers and Nets met at Brooklyn on Nov. 18, the Nets led 40-31 after one quarter, then scored only 58 through the final three periods in a 108-98 Portland victory.