Joe Johnson hit a tying three-pointer in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter and then his buzzer-beating jumper at the end of overtime...
NEW YORK — Joe Johnson hit a tying three-pointer in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter and then 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.
“It’s an unbelievable feeling,” said Johnson, who finished with 24 points. “Regardless of the situation, whether it’s regular season or playoffs, it’s always a great feeling. And, just to see everybody kind of explode with excitement is probably the best feeling.”
Brook Lopez and Deron Williams added 19 each as the Nets snapped a 13-game losing streak against the Bucks dating to March 30, 2009.
Mbah a Moute had given the Bucks a 111-108 lead with 2:58 left in overtime. The Nets tied the score on Keith Bogans’ three-pointer with 1:02 left.
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Neither team scored again before Johnson’s winning shot.
• A memorial service for Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss will be held Thursday across from Staples Center.
The team says the service at Nokia Theatre is for invited guests only and isn’t open to the public.
Buss died Monday at age 80 of kidney failure after struggling with cancer over the last 18 months.
• Andrew Bynum plans on making his season debut for the Philadelphia 76ers this year, though he’s still a week or two away from practicing with the team.
The 7-foot center has been sidelined by knee injuries since the Sixers acquired him from the Los Angeles Lakers last summer. He worked out for 80 minutes and said afterward his knees are feeling better, but he doesn’t expect to ever be pain-free.
“I’ll definitely be back sometime this year,” Bynum said. “I’m focused on getting back and being right versus trying to rush.”
• Danilo Gallinari and Ty Lawson each scored 26 points to help host Denver snap a three-game losing streak by beating Boston 97-90.
• Goran Dragic had 16 points and a career-high 18 assists as Phoenix snapped a four-game losing streak with a 102-98 win in Portland. J.J. Hickson had 25 points and 16 rebounds for his 28th double-double of the season for the Blazers, who lost their season-high tying sixth straight.
• Al Jefferson scored 24 points, Gordon Hayward added 17 in his return from a shoulder injury, and host Utah defeated Golden State 115-101 to extend the Warriors’ losing streak to six games. Seven Jazz players scored in double figures, and Utah got 47 points from its reserves.
• Mike Conley scored 19 points, Zach Randolph had his 31st double-double, and visiting Memphis won its fourth straight game, 105-91, at Detroit. Randolph had 15 points and 10 rebounds.
• Kemba Walker and Gerald Henderson each had 24 points, Byron Mullens had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and Charlotte survived a second-half comeback to win in Orlando 105-92.