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Johnson beats buzzer, lifts Nets past Thunder
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Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce, center, drives between Oklahoma City Thunder guard Thabo Sefolosha , left, and forward Kevin Durant in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
January 2, 2014, 10:45 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Joe Johnson hit a high-arching jumper as time expired to give the Brooklyn Nets a 95-93 comeback victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night.

Johnson's game-winning shot capped an improbable rally from a 16-point second-half deficit for the Nets (11-21), led by a season-high 29 points from point guard Deron Williams.

Brooklyn trailed 77-61 late in the third quarter, but Williams scored 18 in the second half and helped set the stage for Johnson's last-second shot. Paul Pierce added 18 points for the Nets.

Kevin Durant led the Thunder (25-7) with 24 points. Oklahoma City was playing its fourth straight game without injured All-Star guard Russell Westbrook.

The loss was the second straight for the Thunder, only the second time they've lost two in a row this season.

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