Joe Johnson had season highs with 27 points and 11 assists, and the Brooklyn Nets had their best offensive performance of the season in beating the Sacramento Kings 128-119 on Friday night.
ScheduleAll times ET
- 12/20W 104-94
- 12/21L 113-99
- 12/23W 108-106
- 12/27L 98-94
- 12/28L 122-103
- 12/30L 110-105
- 1/2W 142-119
- 1/4W 116-104
- 1/5L 117-116
- 1/7W 118-115
- 1/9L 128-116
- 1/13L 109-97
- 1/14W 103-101
- 1/16W 110-103
- 1/20W 112-93
- 1/21W 91-88
- 1/23W 108-97
- 1/25L 129-128
- 1/26L 112-97
- 1/28L 114-105
- 1/30L 121-117
- 2/1W 111-104
- 2/3L 107-102
- 2/5L 128-119
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Johnson, Lopez guide Nets past Kings
Joe Johnson (27 points, 11 assists) and Brook Lopez (26 points, 12 rebounds) helped Brooklyn snap a five-game skid. DeMarcus Cousins recorded his fourth career triple-double in the loss. Box score
Nets runs away from Kings in 3rd quarter
Donald Sloan, Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young each scored at least 10 points in the third quarter to extend Brooklyn's lead to 103-85. The 103 points through three frames is the most by the Nets since November 2000. Follow live
Nets hold edge over Kings at halftime
Joe Johnson went 4-of-4 from beyond the arc in the first half and his 20 points have pushed Brooklyn to a 65-61 lead. Darren Collison's 12 points lead four Sacramento players in double figures. Halftime stats
Johnson powering Nets with 13 in first
Joe Johnson has Brooklyn on top of Sacramento 33-25 in the Barclays Center after the Nets shot 60 percent in the first quarter. Rajon Rondo was a perfect 5-for-5 from the field for the Kings with 11 points and four assists. Follow live
Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer
Kings PG Rajon Rondo, who is averaging almost 12 assists per game, on what's important to him in his upcoming free agency: "Coach, personnel and the biggest thing for me is the style of play." Rondo, who usually has the ball in his hands a lot, was asked specifically about the triangle offense. "The triangle is not really a good look for me, I don't think." Both New York teams will be among those in the market for a point guard this summer.
Top Headline: Kings' rookie Willie Cauley-Stein: 'Nobody outworks me.'
NBA All-Star Skills Competition: Big men
The NBA has widened the scope this year, including big men for the first time:
- DeMarcus Cousins, Kings
- Anthony Davis, Pelicans
- Karl-Anthony Towns, Timberwolves
- Draymond Green, Warriors
Rajon Rondo's defense hurting the Kings
ESPN's Jeremias Engelmann highlights Rondo's inability to consistently hit shots from outside, making pick-and-roll action difficult. Sacramento allows 4.5 more points per 100 possessions when he is on the floor. Overrated players (Insider)
Top Headline: Kings continue to struggle at home.
E'Twaun Moore scored a career-high 24 points while starting in place of injured Jimmy Butler, and the Chicago Bulls overcame a sloppy finish to beat the Sacramento Kings 107-102 on Wednesday.
Bulls skate by Kings
Derrick Rose and E'Twaun Moore (filling in for Jimmy Butler) combined for 45 points as Chicago overcame 30 points from DeMarcus Cousins for a 107-102 win to a 2-game slide. Box score
Bulls trying to close out Kings
DeMarcus Cousins is embroiled in a battle with Jimmy Butler-substitute E'Twaun Moore, both with game-high 22 points as Chicago holds a 5-point lead with one period remaining. Follow live
Bulls edging out Kings at half
With Jimmy Butler out, E'Twaun Moore has done his best to fill in, notching 15 first-half points to lead all scorers as Chicago holds a 60-57 lead over Sacramento. Halftime stats
Top Headline: SG Marco Belinelli hopes to shoot his way out of his slump.
Kings nix T-shirt after Cousins calls it out
The Kings canceled a Chinese Year of the Monkey T-shirt giveaway Monday night after some in the organization, including star DeMarcus Cousins, found the shirts to be racially insensitive, as Black History Month began Monday. Story
Top Headline: Forward Rudy Gay leads Kings past Bucks.
Rudy Gay had 32 points, nine rebounds and six assists as the Sacramento Kings snapped a five-game losing streak by defeating the Milwaukee Bucks 111-104 on Monday night.
Kings @ Celtics
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