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Brooklyn Nets small forward Joe Johnson shoots over New York Knicks shooting guard Arron Afflalo during the fourth quarter at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
Brooklyn Nets small forward Joe Johnson shoots over New York Knicks shooting guard Arron Afflalo during the fourth quarter at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Losing their leading scorer seems to have finally caught up with the Miami Heat during back-to-back defeats, though help may be on the way in the form of a seven-time All-Star.

Following his departure from Brooklyn, Joe Johnson is expected to be back in New York and eligible to make his Miami debut Sunday night when the Heat try to keep the Knicks from winning consecutive games for the first time in more than five weeks.

After winning its first three games after Chris Bosh was sidelined due to blood clots, Southeast Division-leading Miami (32-26) couldn't keep up with Golden State in Wednesday's 118-112 home defeat before struggling offensively in Saturday's 101-89 loss at Boston.

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 (Raj Mehta)
(Raj Mehta)

Joe Johnson has agreed to sign with the Heat once he clears waivers, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical (Feb. 26).

Miami was "far and away the most likely" destination for the former Net, a league source told SNY.tv earlier on Friday.

Other clubs such as Cleveland and Charlotte were also in the mix, but Johnson was said to like the possibility of major playing time with the Heat because of Chris Bosh's absence due to a blood clot.

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(Anthony Gruppuso)

The Nets have waived F Joe Johnson, GM Sean Marks announced (Feb. 25).

It had been reported earlier in the day that the Nets had opend buyout negotiations with Johnson (Feb. 25).

"The Nets want to thank Joe for his many contributions to the team and the organization," Marks said in a statement. "Joe has been a quality professional since joining the Nets four years ago, was a valued member of three playoff teams, and provided many thrilling moments for his teammates and Nets' fans. We wish him much success in the future."

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Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker shoots over Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez in first half at Barclays Center. (William Hauser/USA Today Sports Images)
Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker shoots over Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez in first half at Barclays Center. (William Hauser/USA Today Sports Images)

Kemba Walker scored 28 points, Al Jefferson added 18 in his second game back from right knee surgery, and the Charlotte Hornets extended their winning streak to a season-high five games with a 104-96 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday night.

The Hornets also posted a season-best fourth straight win on the road, a winning streak they will bring to Eastern Conference-leading Cleveland on Wednesday.

Nicolas Batum had 16 points, eight assists and seven rebounds for Charlotte, which improved to 6-1 in February. Jeremy Lin scored 11 points and Marvin Williams had nine points and 12 rebounds.

Joe Johnson scored 17 points for the Nets in their final game before a nine-game road trip. Brook Lopez had 16 points, including his first 3-pointer to beat the third-quarter buzzer. He added 10 rebounds and six assists, his most in a game in nearly six years. >> Read more...

Tags: Brook Lopez, Charlotte Hornets, Joe Johnson

Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Johnson dribbles past Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic during the second half at Barclays Center. (Vincent Carchietta/USA Today Sports Images)
Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Johnson dribbles past Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic during the second half at Barclays Center. (Vincent Carchietta/USA Today Sports Images)

The Brooklyn Nets face the New York Knicks on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Barclays Center.

According to STATS:

  • The Knicks and Nets have split their two meetings so far in 2015-16. Brooklyn has now won its last three home games in this series; that is its longest home win streak versus the Knicks since taking seven straight, March 9, 2001-April 2, 2004.
  • The Knicks have lost 10 of their last 11 games. Including a 111-108 defeat to the Wizards in interim head coach Kurt Rambis' debut.
  • Brooklyn's offense has shown a big improvement so far this month; after averaging 92.1 points per game and shooting 33.7 percent from behind the arc in January, the Nets have upped those numbers to 103.5 PPG and 46.3 percent, respectfully, in February.
  • Kristaps Porzingis' 105 blocked shots are the most by any Knicks' rookie prior to the All-Star Break since at least the 1985-86 season. Porzingis has 11 blocks over his last three games.
  • Derrick Williams had 31 points in the Knicks' loss at Brooklyn on January 13, tying his career high for points in a game. But he has struggled to put the ball in the basket of late, scoring no more than six points in any of his last five contests.
  • Joe Johnson failed to score a single point in the Nets' final game prior to the All-Star Break. That snapped his streak of 937 consecutive games with 1+ point, which had been the second-longest active streak in the NBA (LeBron James, 963), and had dated back to December 6, 2003.
Tags: Derrick Williams, Joe Johnson, Kristaps Porzingis

New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis shoots over Washington Wizards defense during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis shoots over Washington Wizards defense during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Knicks face the Brooklyn Nets on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Barclays Center.

According to STATS:

  • The Knicks and Nets have split their two meetings so far in 2015-16. Brooklyn has now won its last three home games in this series; that is its longest home win streak versus the Knicks since taking seven straight, March 9, 2001-April 2, 2004.
  • The Knicks have lost 10 of their last 11 games. Including a 111-108 defeat to the Wizards in interim head coach Kurt Rambis' debut.
  • Brooklyn's offense has shown a big improvement so far this month; after averaging 92.1 points per game and shooting 33.7 percent from behind the arc in January, the Nets have upped those numbers to 103.5 PPG and 46.3 percent, respectfully, in February.
  • Kristaps Porzingis' 105 blocked shots are the most by any Knicks' rookie prior to the All-Star Break since at least the 1985-86 season. Porzingis has 11 blocks over his last three games.
  • Derrick Williams had 31 points in the Knicks' loss at Brooklyn on January 13, tying his career high for points in a game. But he has struggled to put the ball in the basket of late, scoring no more than six points in any of his last five contests.
  • Joe Johnson failed to score a single point in the Nets' final game prior to the All-Star Break. That snapped his streak of 937 consecutive games with 1+ point, which had been the second-longest active streak in the NBA (LeBron James, 963), and had dated back to December 6, 2003.
Tags: Derrick Williams, Joe Johnson, Kristaps Porzingis

 (Vincent Carchietta)
(Vincent Carchietta)

Brook Lopez, who averages a team-high 20.2 points, has scored 24 per game over his last seven but has been limited to 11.7 in the past three matchups with Memphis.

Thaddeus Young finished with 20 points, Markel Brown had a career-high 19 and Lopez added 16 in Monday's 105-104 win over Denver. Joe Johnson banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer to put the Nets in position to win back-to-back games for the first time since Dec. 8 and 10.

"I knew I had one-point-something (on the clock), so I had enough to at least take a dribble," Johnson said. "I don't even know how it went in."

The Nets have played well offensively at home, averaging 107.8 points while making 47.9 percent from 3-point range in their last six games there. However, they've given up 110.0 per game and a 48.6 field-goal percentage over their past four overall. >> Read more…

Tags: Brook Lopez, Joe Johnson, Markel Brown, Thaddeus Young

Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Johnson (7) celebrates after scoring the game winning basket against the Denver Nuggets at Barclays Center. The Nets won 105-104. (Vincent Carchietta)
Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Johnson (7) celebrates after scoring the game winning basket against the Denver Nuggets at Barclays Center. The Nets won 105-104. (Vincent Carchietta)

Joe Johnson is known for being money in the closing seconds of games, and he did it again on Monday night against Denver.

With the Nets trailing by two, Johnson hit a circus, buzzer-beating three pointer to give Brooklyn a 105-104 victory.

"The play wasn't designed for me because we were only down two," Johnson explained to reporters after the game. "It was designed to try to get Brook [Lopez] the ball in the paint and get a layup or easy deuce and go into overtime.

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Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Johnson dribbles the ball as Denver Nuggets guard Randy Foye defends during the first half at Barclays Center. (Vincent Carchietta/USA Today Sports Images)
Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Johnson dribbles the ball as Denver Nuggets guard Randy Foye defends during the first half at Barclays Center. (Vincent Carchietta/USA Today Sports Images)

Joe Johnson's 3-pointer at the buzzer lifted the Brooklyn Nets to a 105-104 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Monday night.

Thaddeus Young scored 20 points, Markel Brown added a career-high 19 and Johnson finished with 12 points and eight assists for Brooklyn.

Danilo Gallinari had 24 points and Kenneth Faried added 24 points and 13 rebounds for the Nuggets.

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Sacramento Kings forward Quincy Acy battles Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez for position under the basket during the first half at Barclays Center. (Noah K. Murray/USATSI)
Sacramento Kings forward Quincy Acy battles Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez for position under the basket during the first half at Barclays Center. (Noah K. Murray/USATSI)

The Brooklyn Nets have won back-to-back games just twice this season. The most recent instance came two months ago against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Joe Johnson and the Nets look to build on their best performance of the season and beat the 76ers again in a matchup of two of the NBA's worst teams Saturday night.

The only thing preventing Brooklyn (13-38) from being at the bottom of the Atlantic Division is league-worst Philadelphia (7-43).

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Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Johnson (7) shoots over Sacramento Kings center Kosta Koufos (41) during the first half at Barclays Center. (Noah K. Murray)
Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Johnson (7) shoots over Sacramento Kings center Kosta Koufos (41) during the first half at Barclays Center. (Noah K. Murray)

Brooklyn dialed long distance on Friday, and had no problems connecting.

 

The Nets shot 64.3 percent (18-for-28) from beyond the arc, led by Bojan Bogdanovic (7-of-9 from three). Joe Johnson had a game-best 27 points, Brook Lopez scored 26, and Bogdanovic tallied 23 off the bench.

 

"The ball was moving so well, especially from the second half on, and we got great looks out of it," Lopez said. "We backed up the ball defensively. We were all there for each other, and we played almost the entirety of the game."

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Ball movement? Open looks? Who are these guys?!

 

If only this could be every night. I know the Kings are having problems of their own, but Sacramento has plenty of talent, and the Nets just came out in full attack mode and put them on their heels. I really couldn't get over how fast the ball got around for Brooklyn. It looked like a completely different offense than we have grown accustomed to seeing this year. When guys had open looks, they drilled them. And I know I have been lamented the bench play all season, but do you see how much a difference it makes to have a player step up on the second unit?

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Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Johnson takes a rebound away from Sacramento Kings guard Rajon Rondo during the second half at Barclays Center. (Noah K. Murray/USATSI)
Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Johnson takes a rebound away from Sacramento Kings guard Rajon Rondo during the second half at Barclays Center. (Noah K. Murray/USATSI)

Joe Johnson had season highs with 27 points and 11 assists, and the Brooklyn Nets had their best offensive performance of the season in beating the Sacramento Kings 128-119 on Friday night.

The Nets set season bests for points and 3-pointers while snapping a five-game losing streak. Reserve Bojan Bogdanovic made seven of their 18 3-pointers, while Johnson added five and Donald Sloan made four.

Brooklyn was 18 for 28 (64.3 percent) from behind the arc and shot 55.8 percent overall.

Brook Lopez added 26 points and 12 rebounds for the Nets, Bogdanovic scored 23 points. >> Read more…

Tags: Bojan Bogdanovic, Brook Lopez, Donald Sloan, Joe Johnson, Sacramento Kings

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant defends against Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Johnson during second half at Barclays Center. (Noah K. Murray/USATSI)
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant defends against Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Johnson during second half at Barclays Center. (Noah K. Murray/USATSI)

The Nets face the Kings at Barclays Center on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

According to STATS:

  • The Kings defeated the Nets 111-109 in Sacramento on November 13, Rajon Rondo stealing the ball from Wayne Ellington on Brooklyn's final possession to seal the victory. However, the Nets have won their last six home contests in this series.
  • Sacramento has pulled down 40 or more rebounds in each of its last 12 games. That is the second-longest active streak in the NBA (OKC, 16).
  • The Nets are the only team in the NBA to have a worse record this season against teams that are currently .500 or worse (3-14, .176) compared to teams that are currently above .500 (9-24, .273).
  • DeMarcus Cousins had 30 points, 11 rebounds and two blocked shots in Wednesday's loss to Chicago. It was his fifth 30/10/2 game of the season, which leads the NBA.
  • Marco Belinelli has scored 18 points in each of his two games since moving into the starting lineup on February 1. He had just five points in his only other start of the season (November 6 vs Hou).
  • Joe Johnson picked up his sixth game with 20+ points this season when he had 20 Wednesday versus Indiana. This is the 14th straight season that he has had at least six 20+ point games; the only time he failed to do so was his rookie season (3).
Tags: Joe Johnson, Sacramento Kings

 (Anthony Gruppuso)
(Anthony Gruppuso)

Another day, another Nets loss that followed the same old trope: good play from their stars and not much of anything from anyone else.

"It's the same old story," interim coach Tony Brown told reporters after the game. "We've got to find some other guys to join the fray."

Thaddeus Young posted his 22nd double-double of the season (16 points, 14 rebounds), a new career high. Brook Lopez scored 21 and Joe Johnson had 20. But the Nets bench managed just 16 points combined.

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(Anthony Gruppuso)

C.J. Miles had 27 points, Paul George scored 17 and the Indiana Pacers sent the Brooklyn Nets to their fifth straight loss, 114-100 on Wednesday night.

George Hill added 13 for the Pacers. Brook Lopez had 21 points and Joe Johnson had 20 points and nine assists for the Nets.

Indiana opened on a 17-9 run. Brooklyn then missed its first eight shots to start second quarter. Indiana outscored the Nets 36-20 overall in the second and went up 62-43 at the half. >> Read more

Tags: Brook Lopez, Joe Johnson

Brooklyn Nets guard Shane Larkin (0) drives by Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) for a layup during second half at Barclays Center. (Noah K. Murray)
Brooklyn Nets guard Shane Larkin (0) drives by Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) for a layup during second half at Barclays Center. (Noah K. Murray)

NEW YORK, February 1, 2016 - Interim head coach Tony Brown may not be doing much to improve his stock, but the same cannot be said of Shane Larkin. Larkin dished out an impressive 14 assists in just 28 minutes of action on Monday night, helping the Nets stay in a game against a superior Detroit Pistons team.

"Every single night you can't expect the starters to carry you so the bench gotta come out and sometimes pick up for where the starters left off," Larkin said after the Nets dropped the contest, 105-100.

Although Larkin's career night came in a loss, for the 23-year-old point guard, this season, he has taken advantage of the opportunity he has been afforded to prove that he can contribute to an NBA team. Entering this season, he played inconsistently over the course of his career with the Dallas Mavericks and New York Knicks.

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Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Johnson (7) shoots a three point shot against Atlanta Hawks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (10) in the second quarter of their game at Philips Arena. (Jason Getz)
Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Johnson (7) shoots a three point shot against Atlanta Hawks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (10) in the second quarter of their game at Philips Arena. (Jason Getz)

Brooklyn Nets swingman Joe Johnson, who will be a free this offseason, said he would not rule out a return to Brooklyn but will be looking to join a winning situation rather than seeking the highest offer, according to Fred Kerber of the New York Post (Feb. 2).

Johnson, 34, is in the final year of a six-year, $124M deal he signed in 2010 with the Atlanta Hawks. The Nets acquired Johnson after the second-year of his deal.

"I just want a winning situation," said Johnson. "It's not going to be to no highest bidder or nothing like that."

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Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Johnson (7) shoots for three over Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) during the first quarter at Barclays Center. (Anthony Gruppuso)
Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Johnson (7) shoots for three over Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) during the first quarter at Barclays Center. (Anthony Gruppuso)

Joe Johnson is starting to look like his old self.

This month, Johnson is shooting 49.7 percent overall and 51.8 percent from deep. That's up 35 percent overall and 30.2 percent from where he was between October and December behind the arc.

"I see him more engaged, more into the game versus being a guy that is just spotting up on the perimeter waiting for the ball to find him," interim coach Tony Brown said.

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(Anthony Gruppuso)

The Nets host the Heat tonight at 7:30 p.m.

According to STATS...

  • Miami's five-game winning streak against the Nets was snapped on December 28 with a 111-105 defeat. The Nets had previously gone seven straight games without scoring 100-plus points against the Heat.
  • The Heat and Nets have a combined 4-14 record since January 9. Miami (2-7) and Brooklyn (2-7) are tied for the second worst record in the Eastern Conference during this stretch.
  • In their 116-106 home win over the Thunder on Sunday, Joe Johnson became the 31st player in NBA history to reach 40,000 minutes. Johnson has averaged 36.2 minutes in 1107 career games during his 15-year career.
  • In Sunday's win over Oklahoma City, Brook Lopez recorded his seventh career game with at least 30 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks (31 pts, 10 rebs & three blks). Five of those performances by Lopez have occurred over the last calendar year.
  • The Nets are seeking back-to-back wins for just the third time this season - the only other two coming from Nov. 29-Dec. 1 and Dec. 8-10. Brooklyn hasn't won three games in a row or more all season.
  • Dwyane Wade has scored at least 21 points in 10 consecutive games against the Nets. He is averaging 25.3 points and the Heat have a 7-3 record in those contests.
Tags: Brook Lopez, Joe Johnson

Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Johnson (7) shoots a three point shot against Atlanta Hawks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (10) in the second quarter of their game at Philips Arena. (Jason Getz)
Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Johnson (7) shoots a three point shot against Atlanta Hawks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (10) in the second quarter of their game at Philips Arena. (Jason Getz)

The Cavs have won five of the last six meetings with the Nets, including a 90-88 home victory Nov. 28 to open the season series with Kevin Love scoring 26 points and hitting 6 of 11 from 3-point range.

Brooklyn (11-31) might welcome such a close loss. The Nets have dropped three in a row and eight of nine with the defeats coming by an average of 15.6 points. In Monday's 112-100 loss in Toronto, they fell despite shooting 51.3 percent and making 13 of 24 from 3-point range.

Each opponent on the three-game skid has topped 50.0 percent overall while the Nets have a minus-5.3 turnover margin.

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Nets center Brook Lopez and coach Tony Brown and Knicks forward Derrick Williams and coach Derek Fisher discuss Brooklyn's win Wednesday.

NEW YORK (AP) Brook Lopez scored 20 points, Thaddeus Young had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets ended their 10-game home losing streak with a 110-104 victory over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night.

The Nets also ended a five-game overall skid with their first victory under interim coach Tony Brown, who took over when coach Lionel Hollins was fired and general manager Billy King was reassigned on Sunday.

Joe Johnson made two key jumpers in the final 2 minutes and finished with 14 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the Nets in their first home victory since beating Philadelphia on Dec. 10.

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San Antonio Spurs center Tim Duncan defends Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez during the second quarter at Barclays Center. (Anthony Gruppuso/USATSI)
San Antonio Spurs center Tim Duncan defends Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez during the second quarter at Barclays Center. (Anthony Gruppuso/USATSI)

NEW YORK (AP) -- LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points and 11 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs extended their winning streak to eight with a 106-79 victory Monday night over Brooklyn in the Nets' first game since an organizational shake-up.

A day after coach Lionel Hollins was fired and general manager Billy King reassigned, the Nets dropped their 10th straight at home and fifth in a row overall.

Kawhi Leonard added 17 points for the Spurs, who go to Detroit on Tuesday before putting their 31-game home winning streak on the line Thursday in a showdown with Cleveland.

Tags: Brook Lopez, Donald Sloan, Joe Johnson, San Antonio Spurs, Wayne Ellington
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Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Johnson dribbles the ball as Detroit Pistons forward Stanley Johnson defends during the second quarter at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (Raj Mehta/USATSI)
Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Johnson dribbles the ball as Detroit Pistons forward Stanley Johnson defends during the second quarter at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (Raj Mehta/USATSI)

Forward Joe Johnson said he is not interested in having the final year of his contract bought out by the Brooklyn Nets (Jan. 11).

Johnson, 34, is in the final year of his current deal and has a $25 million cap hit. However, according to ESPN.com's Marc Stein, he does not have any interest in seeking a buyout to join a contender.

Since joining the Nets in the 2012-13 season, his scoring average has steadily declined from 18.8 points per game in his final year with the Atlanta Hawks to 11.1 points per game through 37 games this season with Brooklyn.

Tags: Joe Johnson

Brooklyn Nets forward Thaddeus Young defends against Orlando Magic forward Tobias Harris during first half at Barclays Center. (Noah K. Murray/USATSI)
Brooklyn Nets forward Thaddeus Young defends against Orlando Magic forward Tobias Harris during first half at Barclays Center. (Noah K. Murray/USATSI)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Victor Oladipo and Nikola Vucevic each scored 20 points Friday night to lead the Orlando Magic to an 83-77 victory over the Brooklyn Nets, who have lost nine straight home games.

Aaron Gordon added 14 points and Evan Fournier had 13 for the Magic, who snapped a four-game losing streak.

Brook Lopez led the Nets with 17 points. Joe Johnson finished with 13.

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Brooklyn Nets small forward Joe Johnson (7) shoots a three point shot over Toronto Raptors power forward James Johnson (3) during the third quarter at Barclays Center. The Raptors defeated the Nets 91-74. (Brad Penner)
Brooklyn Nets small forward Joe Johnson (7) shoots a three point shot over Toronto Raptors power forward James Johnson (3) during the third quarter at Barclays Center. The Raptors defeated the Nets 91-74. (Brad Penner)

The Magic also dealt Brooklyn (10-25) a loss during its current eight-game home slide with a 105-82 victory at Barclays on Dec. 14. Vucevic had 18 points and Payton contributed 17 as Orlando shot 53.9 percent while limiting the Nets to 38.8.

Brooklyn, which has made 10 for 39 (25.6 percent) from 3-point range in the two meetings, has averaged 91 points during its worst home skid since a 14-game dive during the 2009-10 season. The club scored a season-low total in a 91-74 home loss to Toronto on Wednesday.

"We need to work through some things," said center Brook Lopez, who had 24 points and 13 rebounds. "It hasn't all gone as planned."

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Boston Celtics guard Evan Turner drives against Brooklyn Nets guard Bojan Bogdanovic during the second quarter at Barclays Center. (Anthony Gruppuso/USATSI)
Boston Celtics guard Evan Turner drives against Brooklyn Nets guard Bojan Bogdanovic during the second quarter at Barclays Center. (Anthony Gruppuso/USATSI)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Jae Crowder scored a career-high 25 points with a strong start and a clutch finish, and the Boston Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets 103-94 on Monday night to split a home-and-home series.

Crowder had 14 points in the first quarter, then was largely quiet until hitting a 3-pointer and adding a three-point play after Brooklyn got close in the final minutes. He surpassed his previous best of 24 points by making a pair of free throws with 16 seconds remaining.

Isaiah Thomas added 19 points for the Celtics, who rebounded from consecutive losses at home, including the Nets' 100-97 victory on Saturday. Evan Turner, starting for the injured Avery Bradley, had 12 points and 11 rebounds.

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Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez grabs a rebound during the second half against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. (Bob DeChiara/USATSI)
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez grabs a rebound during the second half against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. (Bob DeChiara/USATSI)

After beating the Celtics on the road Saturday, the Nets host the Celtics at Barclays Center on Monday at 7:30 p.m.

According to STATS...

  • These clubs will meet for the second in three days, after Brooklyn held on for a 100-97 victory at TD Garden on Saturday. The Nets currently lead the 2015-16 season series, two games to one.
  • The Celtics have allowed at least 100 points while dropping their last two games. For the season overall, Boston is just 1-13 (.071) when permitting triple digits, as opposed to 17-2 (.895) when limiting opponents to 99 points or fewer.
  • The Nets have won three of their past four games on the road after opening 1-12 away from home. However, after going 6-4 over their first 10 games in Brooklyn, the Nets have lost their last six home games and haven't won at Barclays Center since December 10.
  • With 24 points and six assists on Saturday, Isaiah Thomas paced the Celtics in both categories for the 16th time this season. Only Houston's James Harden (21) and Portland's Damian Lillard (20) have generated more such performances for their teams.
  • Coming of a month of December in which he averaged fewer than 10 points per game (9.6) for the first time since December 2002 (minimum 5 games), Joe Johnson opened January by scoring 20 points on Saturday.
  • Brook Lopez produced his first 30-point effort of the season on Saturday while collecting at least 10 rebounds for the fourth straight game. His double-double streak (four games) is tied for the second-longest active mark in the NBA, one behind DeAndre Jordan (5).
Tags: Brook Lopez, Boston Celtics, Joe Johnson

Brooklyn Nets head coach Lionel Hollins looks on against the Miami Heat in the first half at Barclays Center. (William Hauser/USATSI)
Brooklyn Nets head coach Lionel Hollins looks on against the Miami Heat in the first half at Barclays Center. (William Hauser/USATSI)

NEW YORK -- Maybe home cooking isn't all it's cracked up to be?

After dropping Wednesday night's 104-98 decision to the visiting Miami Heat at Barclays Center, the Nets closed out a nine-game stretch in which they slept in their own beds by going just 4-5. Although the team played the Los Angeles Clippers and the Heat fairly closely, in the end, they walk away with exactly the same thing that the Cleveland Cavaliers got after losing in last season's NBA Finals: nothing.

In Brooklyn, things seem to be unraveling. Worse than the losses is the body language. Lionel Hollins gets frustrated in every press conference and Joe Johnson, the man that Hollins desperately needs for this team to have any chance at making the playoffs, seems to have already somewhat checked out. Perhaps Johnson was despondent because of the poor shooting night (2 for 9 from the field, five points) that he turned in against Miami, but in tough times, teams need tough leaders.

Tags: Brook Lopez, Jarrett Jack, Joe Johnson, Moke Hamilton
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 (Gregory Fisher)
(Gregory Fisher)

The Philadelphia 76ers made about as bad a first impression possible on Jerry Colangelo's initial day as a team advisor.

Coming off a 51-point loss at home, the stumbling 76ers visit the site of one of their two road wins of this calendar year in Thursday night's matchup with the Brooklyn Nets.

Hours after being introduced as the team's new chairman of basketball operations, Colangelo - a four-time NBA executive of the year with Phoenix and current chairman of USA Basketball - saw a first-hand account of the Sixers' extensive rebuilding job during Monday's embarrassing 119-68 loss to San Antonio. The 51-point margin of defeat was the fifth-largest in franchise history.

Tags: Brook Lopez, Joe Johnson, Thaddeus Young
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 (Anthony Gruppuso)
(Anthony Gruppuso)

NEW YORK, December 8, 2015 - You may not be able to teach an old dog new tricks, but sometimes, his old tricks do just fine.

On Tuesday at Barclays Center, Joe Johnson turned back the clock and came up big when the Nets needed it most, making clutch plays down the stretch and helping the Brooklyn Nets stave off a late rally by the Houston Rockets, 110-105. Johnson matched his season-high with 22 points, but 15 of those points were scored in the fourth quarter.

"Joe Johnson was outstanding in the fourth quarter and down the stretch," Nets head coach Lionel Hollins said afterward. "He carried us home."

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 (Anthony Gruppuso)
(Anthony Gruppuso)

NEW YORK (AP) Brook Lopez scored 24 points, Joe Johnson had 22, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Houston Rockets 110-105 on Tuesday night to sweep the season series for the first time in 14 years.

Thaddeus Young finished with 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Nets, who have recorded two of their six victories this season against Houston. Bojan Bogdanovic scored 19 points in place of injured rookie Rondae Hollis-Jefferson.

Marcus Thornton scored a season-high 32 points for the Rockets, who fell behind by 18 points and got quiet nights from stars James Harden and Dwight HowardCorey Brewer had 22 in extended minutes after starting forward Trevor Ariza was lost to a bruised lower back after 4 minutes.

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Nov 22, 2015; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (24) scores with a dunk over Boston Celtics forward Jonas Jerebko (8) during first half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Nov 22, 2015; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (24) scores with a dunk over Boston Celtics forward Jonas Jerebko (8) during first half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Brook Lopez had 23 points and 10 rebounds, Jarrett Jack scored 13 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Boston Celtics 111-101 on Sunday for a split of a home-and-home series.

Two nights after the Celtics won by 25 in Boston, the Nets dominated the second quarter that was pivotal in both games and held on after blowing most of a 22-point lead, their largest of the season.

Joe Johnson added 17 points for the Nets, who have won two in a row at home, where they have barely played this season.

Tags: Brook Lopez, Jarrett Jack, Joe Johnson, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Thaddeus Young
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Joe Johnson is prepared for a move, but coach Lionel Hollins isn't so sure the Nets will be making any before the NBA's Thursday 3 p.m. trade deadline.

Hollins told reporters he's "pretty certain" there won't be any changes on the roster.(Boone, Feb. 18). The team is in Los Angeles, where they begin a five-game road trip against the Lakers Friday.

However, Johnson said he was aware his "name was out there" in the trade market, and says he will have his phone on Thursday (Boone, Feb. 18).

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The Raptors went into Brooklyn and beat the Nets on their home floor, evening up their best-of-seven playoff series at two wins apiece.

In a game of runs that evened out to a tie game entering the fourth quarter, Toronto?held the Nets scoreless in the final five minutes of the game to seal the victory and reclaim home court advantage.

After averaging a team-high 23.7 points per game over the first three games of the series, Joe Johnson scored just seven points on 2-of-7 shooting in Game 4.

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The Nets (22-25) defeated the San Antonio Spurs (36-14) tonight by a score of 103-89.

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[sny-box] With five key players sitting out for the Spurs, the Nets came out flat but still led by one after the first half.

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The Nets announced this afternoon that Joe Johnson will miss tonight's game with the Philadelphia 76ers due to patella tendinitis in his right knee.

Johnson has only missed one other game this season, also against the 76ers.

As reported this morning, Andrei Kirilenko is out as well with a calf injury.

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Nets guard Joe Johnson has been selected as an Eastern Conference reserve for the NBA All-Star game.

It is the seventh All-Star selection of Johnson's NBA career, and his first as a Brooklyn Net. Johnson made six consecutive All-Star games from 2006-07 to 2011-12 as a member of?the Atlanta Hawks.

Johnson is averaging a team-high 15.7 points per game for Brooklyn and has made two game-winning buzzer beaters this season, tied for the most in the NBA.

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The Nets (20-23) lost to the Toronto Raptors (23-21) tonight by a score of 104-103.

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[sny-box] In a battle of the two top teams in the Atlantic Division, the Raptors held a 94-85 lead with just over eight minutes remaining. But the Nets rallied on the shoulders of Paul Pierce to go on a 9-0 run to tie the game and eventually take the lead.

Tags: andray blatche, atlantic division, Brooklyn Nets, deron williams, Jason Kidd, joe johnson, jonas valanciunas, Kyle Lowry, Nets, nets, nets raptors, paul pierce, pierce, raptors
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The Nets (14-21) defeated the Golden State Warriors (24-14) tonight by a score of 102-98.

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[sny-box] This game came right down to the wire and featured eight lead changes and eight ties. The Nets tied the score at the 2:26 mark of the fourth quarter and then relied on strong free-throw shooting late to earn the victory.

Tags: david lee, joe johnson, kevin garnett, Nets, nets, nets warriors, stephen curry, the big ticket, warriors
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Deja vu all over again.

Let?s flashback to last season.?The middling Brooklyn Nets went into San Antonio on Dec. 31, 2012 and got totally embarrassed by the Spurs by a score of 104-73 ? a 31-point loss.?In their next game on Jan. 2, 2013, the Nets were not expected to do much in Oklahoma City, against a Thunder team that had won 12 straight home games.

However, Brooklyn opened a 23-point lead, and despite a furious Thunder comeback to tie the game with seven minutes to play, the Nets orchestrated a 10-1 late run to gain an improbable 110-93 victory.

Tags: Brooklyn Nets, Columns, deja vu, deron williams, joe johnson, joe johnson buzzer beater, spurs, thunder, thunder road win
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The Nets (9-18) lost to the Indiana Pacers (23-5) tonight by a score of 103-86.

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[sny-box] The Nets were able to keep this game close in the first half ? trailing by only six at the break ? despite shooting only 35 percent from the field. But the Pacers took control in the third quarter, outscoring Brooklyn 30-19, en route to an easy victory.

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Last night at the Barclays Center, the Nets beat the 76ers in blowout fashion, as Brooklyn put up a season-high 130 points on the heels of a 42-point third quarter.

Joe Johnson had 29 of his 37 points in the third quarter, seemingly unable to miss from downtown, going 8-of-10 from behind the arc in the period.

The eight three-pointers tied the NBA record for most threes made in a quarter, only done once before.

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In a season that has seen the Nets lose 59 games due to injury split among six different players, Joe Johnson has been the one constant, starting all 24 games, including Monday evening's 130-94 rout of the Philadelphia 76ers at Barclays Center.

The team is cautious with Brook Lopez and his sprained left ankle. The 7-foot, All-Star center sat for a second game on Monday, so Johnson took it upon himself to pick up the slack in a big way.

The 13th-year shooting guard had his biggest offensive outburst as a Net, finishing with a season-high 37 points on 13-for-20 shooting, including 10-for-14 from 3-point range, to go along with seven rebounds and five assists in just 30 minutes of action over the first three quarters.

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In the Nets' win over the Boston Celtics, Joe Johnson played 38 minutes, but only managed seven points on 3-of-9 shooting and three rebounds.

Johnson did not attempt a shot until the?6:10?mark of the first quarter, and did not make a shot until hitting a three-pointer at the?3:11?mark of the second quarter, which was only his third shot attempt overall.

When Deron Williams was sidelined with injury, Johnson scored at least 15 points in seven of the nine games. But for some reason, Johnson does not take as aggressive an offensive approach when D-Will is on the floor.?Sure, Williams poured in a game-high 25 points in his return to action, but I think D-Will should be the one consistently setting up Johnson with open looks.

Tags: Brooklyn Nets, joe johnson, Nets, nets, offense, Brian Erni
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Last night, the Nets suffered an embarrassing home loss, as they were blown out by 30 points to a team that had been mired in one of the worst slumps in the NBA.

The Nets were outscored in each and every one of the four quarters, including being outscored 34-18 in the third.

After the game, Nets guard Joe Johnson was extremely frustrated with the way the team played, lamenting how Brooklyn does not seem to have any identity on offense.

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The Nets (5-12) defeated the Memphis Grizzlies (8-8) tonight by a score of 97-88.

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[sny-box] The Nets led by as many as 15, but the Grizzlies clawed back to get within one early in the fourth quarter. But Brooklyn again established a double-digit lead thanks to Brook Lopez, who scored 12 of his 20 points in the final frame.

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The Nets (3-10) lost to the Detroit Pistons (5-8) this afternoon by a score of 109-97.

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[sny-box] The Nets led by seven at half-time after a 32-point second quarter. But the team succumbed to its Achilles heel by falling apart in the third quarter and was outscored 34-15 in the frame.

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