Eastern Conference leaders the Brooklyn Nets recorded their 16th win of the season by defeating the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Patty Mills, who was the second top scorer for the winners with 23 points, talked about the importance for the Nets to start the games well.

Via ClutchPoints:

“First quarter… I think that’s the elephant in the room is how we start games and being able to hang our hat on the defensive end and that’s probably where we’ve taken maybe a step back in tonight’s game, for sure. Being able to start games well and that leading us on the defensive end so we can flow from that.”