Nets Win Again In London, Beat Hawks
Atlanta Hawks' Dennis Schroder, right, competes for the ball with Brooklyn Nets' Paul Pierce during an NBA basketball game at the O2 Arena in London, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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LONDON— Joe Johnson scored 26 of his 29 points in the first half and Andray Blatche added 20 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 127-110 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday in the fourth regular-season NBA game to be played in the British capital.
Johnson had 15 points in the first quarter, including 11 straight for the Nets (16-22) late in the period.
Mike Scott and Shelvin Mack, both coming off the bench, led the Hawks with 17 points each.
Both teams finished with five players scoring n double digits.
The Nets were playing a regular-season game at the O2 Arena in London for the third time. They played two against the Toronto Raptors in 2011, winning both.