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Joe Johnson leads Nets over Kings, 128-119

Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Johnson shoots over Sacramento Kings guard Marco Belinelli during the second half Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in New York. Johnson scored a season-high 27 points and made five three-pointers. He also had a season-high 11 assists.
Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Johnson shoots over Sacramento Kings guard Marco Belinelli during the second half Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in New York. Johnson scored a season-high 27 points and made five three-pointers. He also had a season-high 11 assists. The Associated Press

Player of the Game: Joe Johnson had a game reminiscent of his days as a perennial All-Star with 27 points, 11 assists and six rebounds as the Brooklyn Nets defeated the Kings 128-119 on Friday night at Barclays Center. It was the first time Johnson had at least 20 points and 10 assists in a game since March 21, 2010, when he starred for Atlanta. The Kings have lost six of their last seven games.

Turning point: The Kings were outscored 21-10 to start the third quarter to trail 86-71. They gave up 38 points in that quarter, the third consecutive they allowed more than 30 points.

X-factors: Nets reserve forward Bojan Bogdanovic made a career-high seven three-pointers and finished with 23 points off the bench. The Nets shot 18 of 28 from three-point range.

Records: Kings 21-29; Nets 13-38

Key injuries: Rudy Gay left the game in the first half with a sprained left ankle and did not return.

Jason Jones

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