Final Score: Brooklyn Nets 127, Atlanta Hawks 110
The London fans who made their way out to the O2 Arena on Thursday were entertained by an offensive onslaught by both sides as the Brooklyn Nets (16-22) win their sixth game in their last seven tries in a 17-point victory over the Atlanta Hawks (20-19).
Atlanta's defense had a rough day at the office trying to halt the progress of Brooklyn. Joe Johnson scored 26 of his 29 points in the first half with 15 coming in the opening quarter.
The team as a whole shot a scorching 58.2 percent from the field. The Hawks hit a respectable 49.2 percent, but it wasn't good enough to keep up with the Nets in the end.
Brooklyn's ball movement was fantastic throughout the game as they finished with 38 assists. To show just how spread out that number is, not one player on the Nets had more than seven.
This was also the first time since March of 2009 where the Nets have hit more than 50 shots in one game.
Andray Blatche came off the bench to finish with a near triple-double of 20 points, 14 rebounds and six assists in 27 minutes, while Paul Pierce had 18 points and six assists of his own.
Kyle Korver (three points and four assists) missed his first eight attempts from behind the arc, but eventually connected on a three-pointer early in the fourth quarter, extending his consecutive games streak to 108.
Shelvin Mack and Mike Scott each came off the pine for Atlanta to lead the team with 17 points each.
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