Nets win again in London, beat Hawks

LONDON - The Brooklyn Nets should think about making another franchise move - to London. The Nets improved to 3-0 in regular-season NBA games in the British capital with a 127-110 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday.

Friday
Pacers    117 – 89     Knicks
Rockets    92 - 104     Thunder

Thursday
Wizards    114 – 97     Heat
Magic    125 – 128     Bulls
76ers    95 – 92    Bobcats
Celtics    88 – 83    Raptors
Bucks    77 – 82    Grizzlies
Timberwolves    108 – 111     Kings
Pelicans    100 – 103     Rockets
Spurs    109 – 105     Utah Jazz
Suns    121 – 114     L.A. Lakers
Trail Blazers    108 – 96     Cavaliers
Warriors    116 – 123     Nuggets
L.A. Clippers    129 – 127     Mavericks
Hawks    110 – 127     Nets

LONDON - The Brooklyn Nets should think about making another franchise move - to London. The Nets improved to 3-0 in regular-season NBA games in the British capital with a 127-110 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday.

Joe Johnson, who spent seven years with the Hawks, led the way for the Nets at the O2 Arena. The Brooklyn guard scored 26 of his game-high 29 points in the first half, and nailed two buzzer-beating 3-pointers.

Three years ago, the then-New Jersey Nets played two regular-season games at the same O2 Arena, located on the banks of the River Thames and the venue used for the gold medal basketball game at the 2012 London Olympics. They beat the Raptors in both those games.

Last year, the New York Knicks beat the Detroit Pistons in the third regular-season game to be played in London.

Andray Blatche added 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Nets, while Paul Pierce contributed 18 points, Alan Anderson 15 and Kevin Garnett 12.

Mike Scott and Shelvin Mack, both coming off the bench, led the Hawks with 17 points each. Jeff Teague scored 16 points, Paul Millsap had 13 and Pero Antic 11.

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