Joe Johnson scored 29 points to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 127-110 victory over the Atlanta Hawks at the O2 Centre in London, England on Thursday afternoon.
Johnson was excellent, scoring his 29 points on 11-of-15 shooting from the field and six-of-eight shooting from beyond the arc. He also added five assists and four rebounds.
After a competitive first quarter, the Nets took control in the second quarter, building a 12-point halftime lead. A dominating third quarter, in which the Nets outscored the Hawks 34-21, turned this one into a laugher.
The Nets got 20 points, 14 rebounds, six assists, a steal and a blocked shot from Andray Blatche off of the bench while Paul Pierce added 18 points and six assists and Alan Anderson had 15 points.
The Hawks got their best contributions off of their bench – Shelvin Mack and Mike Scott scored 17 points apiece.
The Hawks’ starters combined for just 52 points on 17-of-48 (35.4%) shooting.
Jeff Teague scored 16 points and Paul Millsap finished with 13.
The Nets are now 16-22 while the Hawks are 20-19.