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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.
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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.
|G · Deron Williams||G · Joe Johnson||F · Gerald Wallace||F · Reggie Evans||C · Brook Lopez|
Brook Lopez (mild sprain, right foot) was PROBABLE.
|G · Brandon Knight||G · Kyle Singler||F · Tayshaun Prince||F · Jason Maxiell||C · Greg Monroe|
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28 PTS, 4 REB, 5 AST
12-22 FGs, 2-7 3Ps, 2-3 FTs
|Season-High 25 PTS
10 REB, 2 STL, 2 BLK
9-15 FGs, 3-6 3Ps, 4-4 FTs
|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."