Nets top Bucks in OT

Charlotte's Gerald Henderson drives on Orlando's Nik Vucevic in the Bobcats' victory.
Charlotte's Gerald Henderson drives on Orlando's Nik Vucevic in the Bobcats' victory. (Orlando Sentinel)
Posted: February 20, 2013

Joe Johnson hit a tying three-pointer in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter, and his buzzer-beating jumper at the end of overtime lifted the Brooklyn Nets to a 113-111 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night in New York.

Johnson finished with 24 points as the Nets snapped a 13-game losing streak against the Bucks dating from March 30, 2009.

Brandon Jennings, who scored 23 of his game-high 34 points after halftime, shot a short jumper that went in and out with 15 seconds remaining in overtime. After a Nets timeout, Johnson was intentionally fouled by Luc Mbah a Moute with five seconds left. The Nets inbounded again and Johnson won the game with his foul-line jumper.

Johnson also hit a buzzer beater Dec. 14 to beat the Detroit Pistons in double overtime.

Elsewhere: Ex-76er Andre Iguodala scored just one point in almost 29 minutes of playing time, but his Denver Nuggets beat the Boston Celtics, 97-90, in Denver.

Kemba Walker and Gerald Henderson each had 24 points, and the Charlotte Bobcats survived a second-half comeback to hold off the Magic, 105-92, in Orlando, Fla. Ex-Sixer Nikola Vucevic had 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Magic.

DeMar DeRozan and Rudy Gay scored 24 points apiece, and the Toronto Raptors won a matchup between slow-starting, coming-on-lately teams in Washington with a 96-88 victory over the Wizards. Playing with an improvised scoreboard, horn, game clock, and 24-second clock because of a malfunction in the scoring system, the Raptors took the lead for good in the second quarter.

Mike Conley scored 19 points, Zach Randolph had his 31st double-double, and Memphis won its fourth straight game, 105-91, at Detroit.

Luol Deng scored 20 points and the Chicago Bulls snapped a two-game skid with a 96-87 victory over the Hornets in New Orleans.

In Salt Lake City, Al Jefferson scored 24 points, Gordon Hayward added 17 in his return from a shoulder injury, and the Utah Jazz defeated Golden State, 115-101.

- Associated Press

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