Johnson scores 23 as Nets beat Raptors 94-88

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Associated Press

Posted on December 12, 2012 at 9:37 PM

TORONTO (AP) — Joe Johnson scored 23 points, Andray Blatche had 14 points and nine rebounds and the Brooklyn Nets beat Toronto 94-88 Wednesday night, snapping a season-high five-game losing streak.

C.J. Watson scored 16 points and Deron Williams added 12 as the Nets won for the first time since Nov. 30 at Orlando.

Former Raptors Reggie Evans and Kris Humphries both had big games for the Nets. Evans had nine points and 11 rebounds, while Humphries scored 11 points, making nine of 10 free throws.

Brooklyn bounced back one day after blowing a 17-point lead and losing 100-97 to the rival Knicks when New York's Jason Kidd hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 24 seconds left.

Leading 68-64 to begin the fourth, Johnson and Watson sandwiched 3-pointers around a jump shot by Toronto's DeMar DeRozan, putting the Nets up 74-66.

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