Johnson, Nets top struggling Sixers

Updated: December 23, 2012

Brooklyn, NY (Sports Network) – Joe Johnson scored 22 points and the Brooklyn
Nets halted a three-game losing streak with a 95-92 victory over the
Philadelphia 76ers in a battle of slumping Atlantic Division clubs from the
Barclays Center.

Johnson made good on 3-of-5 attempts from three-point range to pace a balanced
Brooklyn scoring attack. Deron Williams added 16 points and both Gerald
Wallace and Brook Lopez finished with 14 for the Nets, who briefly broke open
a tie game with a 14-6 run over a five-minute stretch in the fourth quarter
and held on down the stretch.

Jrue Holiday, playing for the second time since returning from a four-game
absence due to a sprained left foot, amassed 24 points and nine assists for
Philadelphia. Thaddeus Young put up 18 points and 10 rebounds in the setback,
the Sixers’ sixth in their last seven outings.