Tip-Off for 2/20/12 (featuring Billie Holiday): Joe Johnson extends Milwaukee Bucks into overtime, hits game-winner for Brooklyn Nets

(Washington Post)

Joey Buckets: Joe Johnson’s deuce at the horn silences the Milwaukee Bucks.

Joe Johnson’s three-pointer at the end of regulation pushed the Brooklyn Nets contest against the Milwaukee Bucks into overtime. In the extra period, Johnson struck again as time expired — giving the Nets a 113-111 victory. The win ended the Bucks 13-game win streak over the Nets.

Raptors 96 – Wizards 88 – The Wizards struggled in the first and third quarters while the Raptors continue to come together. Rudy Gay scored 24 points and grabbed 8 rebounds for Toronto. Bradley Beal scored a game-high 25 points for the Wizards.

Bobcats 105 – Magic 92 – The Bobcats used a 37-point first quarter to set the tone. The Magic shot only 16 percent from beyond the arc. Gerald Henderson led all players with 24 points. Nikola Vucevic scored 18 points for Orlando.

Nets 113 – Bucks 111 – Joe Johnson led the Nets with 24 points. Deron Williams and Brook Lopez added 19 points each. Brandon Jennings led all scorers with 34 points.

Grizzlies 105 – Pistons 91 – A good night on the glass (44-29) helped the Grizzlies to their fourth straight win. Mike Conley led Memphis with 19 points and Zach Randolph pulled down 10 rebounds. Brandon Knight led the Pistons with 13 points.

Bulls 96 – Hornets 87 – The Bulls gave another strong defensive effort against an improving Hornets squad. Luol Deng led the Bulls with 20 points and Joakim Noah grabbed 17 rebounds. Eric Gordon led New Orleans with 20 points.

Nuggets 97 – Celtics 90 – Most Improved Player of the Year candidates Kenneth Faried and Danilo Gallinari helped the Nuggets snap a 3-game losing streak. Gallinari led all scorers with 26 points and Faried grabbed a game high 17 boards, respectively. Jeff Green led the Celtics with 20 points.

Jazz 115 – Warriors 101 – A strong rebounding performance was offset by a rough night from beyond the arc as the Warriors dropped their sixth in a row. Al Jefferson led the Jazz with 24 points and Paul Milsap had 9 rebounds. Steph Curry led Golden State with 29 points.

Spurs 108 – Kings 102 – The Spurs fought off a late charge by the Kings despite committing 17 turnovers. Tony Parker finished with a game-high 30 points and 11 assists. Isaiah Thomas led the Kings with 22 points.

Suns 102 – Trail Blazers 98 – The Suns nearly blew a double-digit lead to the Blazers — who rallied late. Luis Scola led the Suns with 18 points. J.J. Hickson had a big night for the Blazers with 25 points and 16 rebounds.

The Lineup:

Floyd Mayweather lands a record-breaking deal with CBS/Showtime (In Flex We Trust).

Welcome back Robin Roberts (ABC).

Does it get any bigger (In Flex We Trust).

Here are 10 untouchable players at the trade deadline (Mike and McGoutry).

Will Oscar Pistorious make bail (CNN).

Cowboys have not offered Tony Romo an extension (NFL Red Zone).

Johnathan Lee Iverson, entertainment pioneer (The Root).

Bucks like J.J. Redick if they can dump Monta Ellis (SI.com).

If you like speeding, go to Oklahoma (Wall Street Journal).

NFLPA Legends Daily Huddle (Paper li).

 

Strange fruit is still being harvested.

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