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