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Johnson Leads Nets to Third Straight Win

Joe Johnson snapped out of a slump with 23 points against his former team, and the Brooklyn Nets matched a season high with their third straight victory by beating the Atlanta Hawks 91-86 on Monday night.

Joe Johnson, Brooklyn Nets
Jeff Teague of the Atlanta Hawks fouls Joe Johnson of the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. (Elsa, Getty Images)

Mirza Teletovic scored 16 points and Alan Anderson added 14 starting in place of the injured Deron Williams as the Nets moved to 2-0 on four-game homestand that finishes with visits from Golden State on Wednesday and Miami on Friday.

Despite yet another injury to a key player, the Nets look ready to test themselves against those powerful teams after matching their three consecutive victories from Dec. 7-12.

Paul Millsap scored 16 points for the Hawks, who lost their third in a row to equal their worst stretch of the season.

(Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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