Joe Johnson scored 37 points to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a blowout victory over the Philadelphia 76ers, 130-94. The Nets shot really well in this one, going 47-78 (60.3%) from the field, including 21-35 (60.0%) from three-point range. Brooklyn (9-15) picked up the win after falling to the Detroit Pistons on Friday.
Johnson shot 13-20 (10-14 from three-point range) in a strong performance. Other top contributors for Brooklyn included Andray Blatche with 20 points and 5 rebounds, Paul Pierce with 14 points and 5 rebounds, and Deron Williams with 13 points and 13 assists. On 7-14 shooting, including 3-7 from behind the arc, James Anderson scored 17 points off the bench for Philadelphia in the loss.
Along with their eFG% of 73.7%, the Nets connected at a rate of 60.0% from 3-point range. On the season, they are 1-0 when they record marks above 55% and 40% in those respective categories. Conversely, the 76ers are winless (0-4) when allowing their opponents to reach those percentages.
Philadelphia (7-19) has now dropped their last seven consecutive games.
Next up on Wednesday, the Nets square off with the Wizards again.