Nets defeat Suns, 100-98, on Joe Johnson’s jumper

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Joe Johnson stole a pass and dropped in a short jumper as time expired in overtime, giving the visiting Brooklyn Nets a 100-98 win over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night.

Johnson had tied the game at the end of regulation on a short floater with 30 seconds left. He finished with 13 points on six-for-19 shooting as the Nets picked up their first road win of the season.

Brook Lopez scored 25 of his 27 points for Brooklyn in the second half and overtime.



The Nets lost point guard Deron Williams in the first quarter when he sprained his left ankle.

at Indiana 104, Milwaukee 77: Roy Hibbert scored 24 points and had eight blocks, both season highs, leading the unbeaten Pacers past the Bucks.


Chicago 96, at Toronto 80: Luol Deng had 19 points, Joakim Noah scored 18 and the Bulls overcame the absence of Derrick Rose to beat the Raptors for their first road win of the season.



at Miami 110, Dallas 104: LeBron James scored 39 points, Dwyane Wade had 17 points, eight assists and a career-best eight steals, and the Heat held off the Mavericks.


Portland 109, at Boston 96: LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points and added 12 rebounds to lead the Trail Blazers to their first victory in Boston since 2004.


Charlotte 86, at Cleveland 80: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 16 points and the Bobcats used a strong fourth quarter to defeat the Cavaliers and win for only the second time in 16 games at Quicken Loans Arena.


at Denver 117, Minnesota 113: Wilson Chandler scored 19 points, including a big three-pointer and three free throws late in the game, and the Nuggets held off the Timberwolves.



at Atlanta 113, Philadelphia 103: Jeff Teague had a career-high 33 points and 10 assists, Al Horford added 20 points and the Hawks beat the 76ers for their third win in four games.

San Antonio 91, at Utah 82: Tony Parker scored 14 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter to rally the Spurs to a win over the Jazz.

Detroit 97, at Sacramento 90: Josh Smith had 21 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and the Pistons ended a four-game skid with a victory over the Kings.

Memphis 89, at Lakers 86

—associated press

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