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Cameron Johnson #2 hugs Mikal Bridges #1 of the Brooklyn Nets because the seconds tick off the clock because the Nets defeat the Houston Rockets to win the sport at Barclays Heart on March 29, 2023 in New York Metropolis. Jamie Squire/Getty Pictures/AFP 

Cameron Johnson scored 31 factors because the Brooklyn Nets closed the sport on an 18-4 run and handed the Houston Rockets their seventh straight loss, 123-114, on Wednesday in New York.

Mikal Bridges had 27 factors, Spencer Dinwiddie added 20 factors and 11 assists and Nic Claxton contributed 18 factors and 10 rebounds for Brooklyn, which snapped a four-game house shedding streak after taking pictures 9 of 11 from 3-point vary within the fourth quarter.

Kevin Porter Jr. led Houston (18-59) with 31 factors and grabbed 9 rebounds, whereas Alperen Sengun added 21 factors and 12 rebounds. Kenyon Martin Jr. scored 15 factors, Josh Christopher and Jalen Inexperienced had 14 apiece and Jabari Smith Jr. added 12 factors and 12 rebounds.

Brooklyn (41-35) moved 1 1/2 video games forward of the Miami Warmth (40-37) for the No. 6 spot within the Japanese Convention standings. The Nets have six video games remaining.

An all-around effort from CJ tonight 🎥

31 PTS | 7 REB | 5 AST | 61.1 FG% pic.twitter.com/LNHOYTxc3z

— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) March 30, 2023

Inexperienced hit two free throws with 3:05 left within the contest to place Houston forward 110-105 earlier than Brooklyn gained management in a recreation that featured 25 lead modifications and 15 ties.

The Nets moved forward 119-112 with 32 seconds left after Royce O’Neale drained two 3-pointers and Johnson and Dinwiddie added one trey apiece throughout a 14-2 run. Bridges made 4 free throws within the ultimate seconds to safe the Nets’ third straight win over Houston.

Houston missed six of its first seven 3-point makes an attempt and trailed 30-25 on the finish of the primary quarter.

The Rockets held a 55-54 benefit on the finish of the primary half. Johnson and Bridges mixed for 27 factors for Brooklyn earlier than the break.

Johnson scored with simply 5:29 left within the third quarter to place the Nets forward 76-69 earlier than Houston responded with an 11-0 run. Porter scored 11 factors within the third to assist in giving the Rockets a one-point lead going into the ultimate interval.

Christopher scored six factors throughout one other 11-0 run early within the fourth quarter to offer the Rockets their largest lead, 98-89. Brooklyn answered and pulled inside 102-101 on consecutive 3-pointers by Bridges and Johnson.

Houston shot 9 of 30 (30 %) from 3-point vary in comparison with 17 of 35 (48.6 %) for the Nets.

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