NBA Wrap: Nets' buzzer-beater sinks Bucks

NBA Wrap: Nets' buzzer-beater sinks Bucks
February 19, 2013, 11:30 pm
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Charles Barkley, turning 50 on Wednesday, is as affable and engaging a guy as ever in his second career (see story).

Meanwhile, in Sixersland, there's only 31 games left in the season and the team and Bynum will soon have to decide whether or not to commit to each other long-term (see story).

On another injury front, Thad Young will not return by Sunday, coach Doug Collins believes (see story).

The Sixers had off Tuesday night, so here's a wrap of other action from around the league:

Buzzer-beater beats Bucks
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 victory 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. (See full recap.)

Bulls top Hornets
NEW ORLEANS -- Luol Deng scored 20 points and the Chicago Bulls snapped a two-game skid with a 96-87 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Tuesday night.

The Bulls took the lead for good late in the first quarter, but didn't put the Hornets away until Deng's clutch jumper from the top of the key with 44.8 seconds left put Chicago up 94-87 after the Hornets had pulled within five points on Eric Gordon's 3-pointer.

Carlos Boozer added 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Joakim Noah had 15 points and 17 rebounds for Chicago, which outrebounded New Orleans 47-39 and had 15 second-chance points.

Gordon finished with 20 and Anthony Davis had 15 points and 10 rebounds for New Orleans, which saw its two-game winning streak snapped after committing nine of its 15 turnovers in the final quarter. Greivis Vasquez had 11 points and 10 assists for the Hornets. (See full recap.)

Raptors win in D.C.
WASHINGTON -- This was a timeless victory for the streaking Toronto Raptors. At least it seemed that way on the floor.

"It felt like I was in high school again," DeMar DeRozan said. "I think we got a shot clock violation - I couldn't even find the shot clock."

Playing with an improvised scoreboard, horn, game clock and 24-second clock because of a malfunction in the Verizon Center's scoring system, the Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 96-88 Tuesday night.

DeRozan and Rudy Gay scored 24 points apiece, and Kyle Lowry had 11 points, 10 assists, six rebounds and four turnovers as Toronto moved within one victory of its total for all of last season. (See full recap.)

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