Nets’ Joe Johnson snaps scoring drought in win vs. Sixers
Brooklyn, NY, United States (4E Sports) – Joe Johnson scored 22 points, Gerald Wallace had 14 points, nine rebounds and six assists as the Brooklyn Nets beat the Philadelphia 76ers 95-92 Sunday.
Philadelphia jumped out to a 12-4 lead before Johnson called a 20-second timeout with 5:50 left in the first quarter. Brooklyn responded with an 18-0 run, turning an eight-point deficit into a 10-point lead the Nets wouldn’t relinquish.
“We just needed to get back in the winning track, especially in our building,” said Deron Williams, who added 16 points to help the Nets end a six-game losing streak at home against Philadelphia.
Johnson, averaging 21.0 points in his previous five contests, was held to 11.6 points per game in his previous five versus Philadelphia.
Jrue Holiday led Philadelphia with 21 points, nine assists and six rebounds, Thaddeus Young added 18 points and 10 rebounds and Evan Turner had 15 points and seven rebounds.
In six previous games against the Nets, Philadelphia had won by an average of 10.5 points.