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LONDON – Joe Johnson scored 26 of his 29 points in the first half and Andray Blatche added 20 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 127-110 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday in the fourth regular-season NBA game to be played in the British capital.
Johnson had 15 points in the first quarter, including 11 straight for the Nets (16-22) late in the period.
Mike Scott and Shelvin Mack, both coming off the bench, led the Hawks with 17 points each.
Both teams finished with five players scoring n double digits.
The Nets were playing a regular-season game at the O2 Arena in London for the third time. They played two against the Toronto Raptors in 2011, winning both.