NEW YORK — Joe Johnson hit a tying 3-pointer in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter and then his buzzer-beating jumper at the end of overtime lifted the Brooklyn Nets to a 113-111 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night.
Johnson finished with 24 points, and Brook Lopez and Deron Williams added 19 each as the Nets snapped a 13-game losing streak against the Bucks dating back to March 30, 2009.
Brandon Jennings scored 34 points to lead the Bucks. Ersan Ilyasova had 21 points, Monta Ellis added 18 and Larry Sanders 14. Jennings, who scored 23 points after halftime, saw his short jumper go in and out with 15 seconds left in overtime. After a Nets timeout, Johnson was intentionally fouled by Luc Mbah a Moute with 5 seconds left. The Nets inbounded again and Johnson won the game with his foul line jumper over Mbah A Moute.
Mbah a Moute had given the Bucks a 111-108 lead with 2:58 left in overtime.
The Nets tied the score on Keith Bogans’ 3-pointer with 1:02 left.
Neither team scored again before Johnson’s winning shot.
Johnson’s 3-pointer with 1.3 seconds left in regulation tied the score at 105.
Jazz 115, Warriors 101: In Salt Lake City, Al Jefferson scored 24 points, Gordon Hayward added 17 in his return from a shoulder injury for the Utah Jazz.
Seven Jazz players scored in double figures, and Utah got 47 points from its reserves.
The Jazz was 10-of-21 on 3-pointers, including three by Randy Foye.
Stephen Curry led Golden State with 29 points, Jarrett Jack had 19 off the bench and David Lee contributed 18 on 9-of-13 shooting.
Nuggets 97, Celtics 90: In Denver, Danilo Gallinari and Ty Lawson each scored 26 points to help the Nuggets snap a three-game losing streak.
Andre Miller and Kosta Koufos added 11 points apiece and Kenneth Faried had 16 rebounds to go with his seven points to help the Nuggets gain a split of their season series with Boston, which last week beat Denver in triple overtime to end the Nuggets’ nine-game winning streak and start their losing streak.
Jeff Green had 20 points off the bench to lead the Celtics, who have been playing well despite losing Rajon Rondo (torn ACL), Jared Sullinger (back surgery) and Leandro Barbosa (torn ACL) to season-ending injuries in the past month.
Avery Bradley added 17 points and Courtney Lee had 15 for the Celtics, who lost their fourth in a row to the Nuggets in Denver.
Grizzlies 105, Pistons 91: In Auburn Hills, Mich., Mike Conley scored 19 points, Zach Randolph had his 31st double-double and Memphis won its fourth straight game.
Randolph had 15 points and 10 rebounds and the Grizzlies rode a strong second half to win in both teams’ first game since the All Star break.
Brandon Knight and Jonas Jerebko each scored 13 points and Jose Calderon added 10 points and seven assists for the Pistons.
The Grizzlies trailed by as many as 11 points in the first half, but ended it on a 23-3 run to lead 53-42 at halftime.
The Pistons managed just one basket in the final eight minutes of the half and had twice as many turnovers as field goals (8-4) in the second quarter.
Quincy Pondexter, who was whistled for a technical foul midway through the period, had all eight first-half points during the decisive run.
Raptors 96, Wizards 88: In Washington, DeMar DeRozan and Rudy Gay scored 24 points apiece for the Toronto Raptors.
Playing with an improvised scoreboard, horn, game clock and 24-second clock because of a malfunction in the scoring system, the Raptors took the lead for good in the second quarter and won their fifth straight game.
The Raptors have won three in a row on the road for the first time since 2007 and are 6-2 since Gay arrived last month from the Memphis Grizzlies in a three-team trade.
Rookie Bradley Beal, back in the starting lineup for the first time since taking time off to heal a sprained right wrist, scored 25 points for the Wizards, who had won eight of nine at home.
Bobcats 105, Magic 92: In Orlando, Fla., Kemba Walker and Gerald Henderson each had 24 points, Byron Mullens added 20 points and 12 rebounds and the Charlotte Bobcats survived a second-half comeback to hold off the Magic.
Mullens has had at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in three of the Bobcats’ past five games.
The Bobcats have won two of their past three and snapped a string of seven consecutive road losses.
Charlotte begins a three-game home stand on Wednesday against Detroit.
Nikola Vucevic had 18 points and 11 rebounds and Arron Afflalo 18 points to lead the Magic, who have lost 25 of their past 28, including 13 of 15 at home.
They begin a two-game road trip Wednesday in Dallas.
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