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Joe Johnson scores 27, Nets squeak by Warriors

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The Brooklyn Nets beat the Golden State Warriors in a close one, 102-98. This is the fourth win in a row for Brooklyn (14-21).

Joe Johnson had another quality performance, scoring 27 points on 8-17 shooting from the field (2-5 from behind the arc) and 9-11 from the free throw line. Andray Blatche also contributed for Brooklyn, finishing with 17 points and 5 rebounds. Stephen Curry had another strong performance for Golden State in the loss, putting up 34 points on 11-25 shooting (2-10 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 10-10 from the free throw line. He also added 7 assists, 5 rebounds and 3 steals. David Lee added 20 points and 7 rebounds and Andrew Bogut finished with 10 points and 9 rebounds.

As expected, the Warriors offense, which averages the most errors in the NBA (TO% of 16.9%), struggled with 18 turnovers against a Brooklyn defense that forces the second-most (opponents' TO% of 25.8%).

This defeat means an end to a 10-game winning streak for Golden State, pushing their record to 24-14 for the year.

Coming up, the Nets take on the Miami Heat, who are 27-8 on the season. The Warriors meet the Boston Celtics, currently sitting at 13-22 this year. The Nets have a 1-0 record against Miami this season.


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