107   105
Game 22 · December 14, 2012 · Barclays Center · Brooklyn
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  1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT 2OT Final
Pistons 25 22 30 13 10 5 105
NETS 23 36 14 17 10 7 107
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By Brian Mahoney, Associated Press
BROOKLYN—As Detroit kept coming back, Joe Johnson figured the game could come down to a last shot.

It did and he knew it was in as soon as it left his hands.

Johnson made a jumper from just inside the arc as time expired in the second overtime, giving the Brooklyn Nets a 107-105 victory over the Pistons on Friday night.

Johnson finished with 28 points for the Nets, scoring their final five in the second extra period. He faded backward after launching the jumper over Tayshaun Prince in something of a victory trot.

Read the full AP Game Recap on NBA.com.




By Jake Appleman, for NBA.com
TURNING POINT: Johnson's buzzer-beater sent everyone home after fifty eight minutes of basketball.

INSIDE THE ARENA: The Nets honored the victims of the shooting tragedy in Newton, Connecticut with a moment of silence before the game.

Read the full Game Notebook on NBA.com.

Center Brook Lopez played for the first time since spraining the top of his right foot against the Celtics on November 28, posting 9 points, 4 rebounds and 3 blocks in 24 minutes. Lopez said afterward that he felt great, but knew the decision about his status in Chicago wouldn't lie with him...Reggie Evans started alongside Lopez (his third straight start), pulling down 10 rebounds. Evans added 2 assists, 2 steals and a block...Back on the bench, Andray Blatche racked up 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting, also posting two steals before fouling out in 24 minutes. Deron Williams (17 points, 7-17 FGs) led the team in assists (today: 6), just as he has every game this season.

The buzzer-beating victory was the Nets' first since Devin Harris hit a game-winner from halfcourt against the Philadelphia 76ers on Feb. 23, 2009. It was also their first multiple overtime game since a three-OT game against the Toronto Raptors in London on March 5, 2011...The Nets scored a season-high 36 second-quarter points, building up a 17-point lead. They also held the Pistons to just 13 points in the fourth and 15 in the two overtimes.

Brooklyn Nets

G · Deron Williams G · Joe Johnson F · Gerald Wallace F · Reggie Evans C · Brook Lopez
NOTES
Brook Lopez (mild sprain, right foot) was PROBABLE.

Detroit Pistons

G · Brandon Knight G · Kyle Singler F · Tayshaun Prince F · Jason Maxiell C · Greg Monroe



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Joe Johnson
Game-Winning Jumper
28 PTS, 4 REB, 5 AST
12-22 FGs, 2-7 3Ps, 2-3 FTs



Gerald Wallace
Season-High 25 PTS
10 REB, 2 STL, 2 BLK
9-15 FGs, 3-6 3Ps, 4-4 FTs




Joe Johnson
On the game-winner:

"It's a feeling that when I shot it, when it left my hand, I knew it was going in. That's why I kind of faded back on my trot, kind of swagged out. I was just glad we were able to get outta here with a win."




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