Johnson lifts Nets past Bucks in OT

10:25 PM, Feb 19, 2013   |    comments
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Brooklyn, NY (Sports Network) - Down the stretch, Joe Johnson single-handedly brought the Nets out from the jaws of defeat.

He hit a tough 3-pointer late in regulation to send the game to overtime and then went on to bury the game-winner as time expired to give Brooklyn a 113-111 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday at Barclays Center.

Johnson scored 24 points on 10-of-18 shooting and Deron Williams added 19 points with nine assists as the Nets came out of the All-Star break to collect their third straight win.

Brook Lopez added 19 points and nine boards in the triumph, which helped the Nets end a 13-game losing streak to Milwaukee.

Brandon Jennings had a game-high 34 points and Ersan Ilyasova contributed 21 points and nine rebounds, but the Bucks dropped their fifth game in six tries.

Larry Sanders returned from a four-game absence and totaled 14 points, eight boards and six blocks in the setback.

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