New Orleans, playing without leading scorer Ryan Anderson, erased a 13 point deficit before falling at Brooklyn 108-98 Tuesday night.
Anderson missed the game with the flu.
The Hornets trailed the Nets 47-34 in the second quarter. But, New Orleans pulled even with Brooklyn at 78-78 with 20.9 to play in the third quarter on a three point basket by Roger Mason, Jr.
The Nets then pulled away in the fourth. Brook Lopez led Brooklyn with 26 points, including a thunderous dunk over his twin brother Robin in the third quarter that gave the Nets a 72-65 lead.
Deron Williams scored 21 points and dished out 13 assists for the Nets.
Eric Gordon led the Hornets with 24 points. Anthony Davis scored 17 points and pulled down 11 rebounds. Robin Lopez scored 15 points. Lance Thomas added 12 off the Hornets bench.