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Houston Rockets vs. Brooklyn Nets: Live Score and Analysis

BROOKLYN, NY - April 01: Joe Johnson
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Andy BaileyFeatured Columnist IVDecember 13, 2016

Behind the steady shooting of Joe Johnson, the Brooklyn Nets (40-33) defeated the Houston Rockets (49-24) Tuesday by a final score of 105-96 at the Barclays Center.

Johnson scored 32 points in 34 minutes, shooting 13-of-21 from the field. And he wasn't playing the iso-Joe ball he often resorts to. He was getting his shots out of the offense.

Five other Nets reached double-figures against a lackluster Houston defense devoid of Dwight Howard, including 17 for Shaun Livingston.

The Rockets were able to stay in the game thanks largely to James Harden and Omer Asik. 

Harden scored 26 points, shooting 16-of-16 from the free throw line. Asik grabbed a career-high 23 boards to go along with 12 points.

Ultimately, Houston couldn't do enough on defense to end Brooklyn's winning streak. They've now won 14 straight at home.

 

Andy Bailey covers the NBA for Bleacher Report.

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