Nets Beat Hawks in London
Playing in their third all-time game at the O2 in London, the Brooklyn Nets rode a 29 point performance from Joe Johnson to a 127-110 defeat of the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday night.
Andray Blatche added 20 with 14 rebounds as the Nets remain undefeated in the British capital.
Johnson scored 26 of his 29 in the first half, 15 of those in the first quarter. The Nets finished with five players in double figures, as did the Hawks who were led by Mike Scott and Shelvin Mack with 17 points each.
The Nets are now 16-22 and have won six of their last seven, propelling them to second place in the Atlantic Division. On Monday, the Nets will head into Manhattan for game with their crosstown rivals, the Knicks.