Feb 13, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets shooting guard Joe Johnson (7) shoots during the first quarter against the Denver Nuggets at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Brooklyn Nets Win Without Deron, Outgun Nuggets

No Deron Williams for the Brooklyn Nets? No problem. The Nets have won their second game in a row beating the Denver Nuggets, entering the All-Star break on a high note. Joe Johnson led the team with 26 points, 23 from Brook Lopez, 14 points from Kris Humphries and 25 from C.J Watson to give the Nets a 119-108 win over Denver.

The Nets had some major contributions from their entire team, with their star guard out. It also helped the team that they were efficient on offense, shooting 55 percent from the field, including an impressive 59.4 percent from three-point range.

The team moved the ball well which opened up three-point shots–Nets’ main weapon for the night–and they were also able to slow down the Nuggets quick-paced type of offense; something they’ve been struggling to do against teams like the Nuggets.

The Nuggets did give the Nets a scare in the fourth quarter, going on a 14-6 run, cutting the Nets’ lead to 101-96 with eight minutes to play. The Nets eventually got their groove back and got a hold of the game before it got out of hand.

The Nets got hot at the right moment, can they continue that streak after the All-Star break?

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