GUARD Joe Johnson hit the game-winner at the buzzer in overtime to lift the Brooklyn Nets to a 113-111 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday.
Johnson carried the Nets on his back down the stretch at the Barclays Center arena in New York by nailing a three-pointer near the end of regulation to send the game into overtime.
He shot 10-of-18 from the field and finished with 24 points for the Nets who snapped a 13-game losing streak to the Bucks.
Point guard Deron Williams had 19 points with nine assists as the Nets emerged from the National Basketball Association All-Star break to earn their third straight win.
Elsewhere in the NBA, it was: Bobcats 105, Magic 92; Raptors 96, Wizards 88; Grizzlies 105, Pistons 91; Bulls 96, Hornets 87; Nuggets 97, Celtics 90; Jazz 115, Warriors 101; Suns 102, Trail Blazers 98; and Spurs 108, Kings 102.
In New York, Andray Blatche and CJ Watson came off the bench to score 14 and 11 points, respectively, for the Nets in front of a crowd of 17,334.
"It's huge. When our bench comes in and plays like that, we are a tough team to beat," said Johnson.
Brandon Jennings had a game-high 34 points and Ersan Ilyasova contributed 21 points and nine rebounds for Milwaukee, which lost its fifth in six contests. The Bucks suffered their first loss to the Nets since March 2009.