Josh Newman, SNYNets.com
NEW YORK ? A marvelous second half defensive effort and a 12-2 run over the final 3:58 of the game helped propel the Brooklyn Nets past the Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles Clippers, 86-76, at Barclays Center to snap a two-game losing streak on Friday evening.
Brook Lopez finished with 26 points, five rebounds and three blocks, while Joe Johnson went for 19 points on 8-for-12 shooting in 39 minutes. His 3-pointer from the left baseline with with 1:42 to play put the Nets up 82-74 and all but iced it.