National Basketball Association Game Capsules

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.