Rapid Reaction: Nets 113, Bucks 111 (OT)

Joe Johnson is starting to make a habit of this whole buzzer-beating game-winning shot thing.

Johnson did it again -- for the third time this season -- draining a pull-up jumper from the top of the key as time expired to give the Brooklyn Nets a 113-111 overtime victory against the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night at Barclays Center.

Johnson, who had 24 points, is 8-for-9 in the last 30 seconds of games in which the Nets are ahead or behind by three points. He also hit a 3-pointer with one second left in the fourth quarter to send the game to overtime.

The Nets (32-22) had lost to the Bucks 13 straight times prior to Joe Cool’s big bucket.

They are 14-20 against .500 or better teams, 20-10 at home and 18-8 under interim coach P.J. Carlesimo.

REST AND REWARD: Deron Williams took a week off to rest his inflamed ankles and looked a lot better for it. He finished with 19 points, 9 assists and 3 rebounds and shot 6-for-13 from the field in 45 minutes.

OH YOU FANCY, HUH? Brandon Jennings -- who always seems to bring his A game to New York -- dropped 34 points on the Nets and shot 13-for-26 from the field. He did so with a dazzling display of cross-overs and And-1 type dribbles. Jennings came in averaging 28.8 points in his previous four games against the Nets.

BROOK-LYN: Brook Lopez had 19 points and nine rebounds. He barely played in the fourth quarter, and struggled after the long rest in overtime.

BENCH MOB: Andray Blatche had eight of his 14 points in the fourth quarter. As a whole, the Nets' reserves combined to score 44 points.

THIRD IS NOT THE WORD: The Nets were outscored 30-19 in the third quarter and trailed 81-80 going into the fourth. They shot 36.8 percent and had seven turnovers in the frame. Jennings had 16 points in the third.

FIRST THING’S FIRST: The Nets led by as many as 15 in a first half in which they shot 51.2 percent and went 6-for-10 from 3-point range. Their Big 3 combined for 35 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists. As a team, the Nets had 16 assists on 22 made field goals.


UP NEXT: Nets at Bucks on Wednesday night at 8.