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PHOENIX -- Joe Johnson was too tired to celebrate his game-winning shot. George Blanda Jersey . Moments after his Brooklyn Nets teammates ran out onto the court to congratulate him following their 100-98 overtime win over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night, Johnson could only shake his head at scoring only 13 points on 6-of-19 shooting. But two of those shots were game-changers. The first, a short floater with 30 seconds left, sent the game into overtime. The second, a close-range teardrop, fell in as time expired. Johnson grabbed a loose ball tipped out to him by teammate Kevin Garnett and glided up the court as the clock ran down in overtime. "I knew I didnt have to take a rushed shot," Johnson said. "I just took my time coming up the court and got in the paint and made a play. I hesitated to make them (defenders) think I was going to pull up at the 3-point line. "I had to get as close as I could. Obviously, I couldnt make a shot to save my life tonight." Brook Lopez scored 25 of his 27 points in the second half and overtime and added seven rebounds and three blocked shots to help the Nets pick up their first road win of the season. The Suns had tied the game on a lob to P.J. Tucker for a dunk with 57 seconds left in overtime. Tucker scored 15 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter and overtime for the Suns, who had been undefeated at home in four previous games. Tuckers 3-pointer out of the right corner with 39.1 seconds left in regulation gave the Suns a 92-90 lead, but Johnson tied it seconds later with his floater. Goran Dragic led five Suns in double figures with 19 points. Dragic, playing with 13 stitches near his left eye from a collision with Portlands Mo Williams on Wednesday, added 10 assists. The Nets lost point guard Deron Williams with 7:26 to play in the first quarter when he went down in a heap driving to the basket. Williams hopped off the court with what was determined to be a sprained left ankle and did not return. X-rays were negative, and the team did not give a timetable for Williams return. "I landed on (teammate Mason) Plumlees foot," Williams said. "All my weight was on it (the ankle). Its frustrating. No words can describe it. Sick of getting injured, sick of being hurt. I just want to be healthy and help my team." Williams had ankle problems in the preseason. The first quarter saw the Suns lead by as many as 12 as the Nets shot 25 per cent from the field. Phoenix took its largest lead of the game at 46-32 with 3:47 to go in the second quarter after Gerald Green hit a free throw. Guard Eric Bledsoe scored all 13 of his first-half points in the quarter for the Suns. The Nets began to chip away. Shaun Livingston, Williams replacement at the point, scored the last six points of the first half and the Nets cut the Suns lead to 50-46 at halftime. Livingston finished with a season high 18 points and six assists. "Just not offensively but defensively, he was big for us," Nets coach Jason Kidd said. "You tip your hat to him." The Nets stayed hot in the third quarter, scoring the first 16 points. Lopez, with only two points at the break, had for 10 in the first six-plus minutes of the third. His layup off a pass from Livingston made the score 62-50 for Brooklyn and prompted a Phoenix timeout. "When teams get tough like that, you have to buckle down," Suns coach Jeff Hornacek said. "Thats when other teams smell blood. They got a run going, then they turned up the defence." The Suns never led by more than four in the fourth quarter, and Johnsons driving layup with 5:21 to play gave the Nets an 84-83 lead. "They are more experienced than us, and they made the tough shot and we didnt," Dragic said. "But thats part of the sport." NOTES: Five Nets and three Suns are on the NBA All-Star ballot: Johnson, Williams, Garnett, Lopez and Paul Pierce (Fridays starting five for Brooklyn); and Bledsoe, Dragic and Markieff Morris for the Suns. ... The Suns broke out their road purple jerseys for the game, while the Nets wore their typical home whites. . The game marked the first time brothers Miles and Mason Plumlee played against each other at the professional level. Miles Plumlee starts at centre for Phoenix and Mason Plumlee entered the game for the first time late in the first quarter for Brooklyn. . Former NFL star Terrell Owens attended the game, sitting courtside a few seats down from the Suns bench. He drew a few boos when he was introduced to the crowd. Donald Penn Jersey . Al Horford said all he had to do was make the catch near the basket and then shoot a soft jumper. Karl Joseph Jersey . -- Deshorn Brown scored twice, the first coming 13 seconds into the game, and the Colorado Rapids beat the undermanned Seattle Sounders 5-1 Saturday night. http://www.shoptheraidersonline.com/Elite-Jared-Cook-Raiders-Jersey/ . Bryce Harper? He also came into Wednesday without a long ball and hadnt driven in a run. He was hitting .160, had nearly three times as many strikeouts as hits and was dropped to seventh in the batting order.ST. LOUIS - Rodney McLeod lowered the boom, legally, with a perfectly timed, shoulder-to-shoulder hit on Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders.The pass breakup on a deep sideline route sent Sanders off to be examined for concussion-like symptoms, but that wasnt the point. The St. Louis Rams hopes for a late-season rally rest on a defence thats been making its presence felt more and more.Thatll definitely go down as one of my best hits ever, McLeod said. Very great play by me, and Im glad to see Sanders is OK.Coach Jeff Fisher congratulated McLeod after the hit in the third quarter and protested an unnecessary roughness penalty then, after the game, and again the day after the Rams (4-6) won 22-7. McLeod had a number of nice hits in that game and, perhaps with an assist from the coach, none of them was costly.I think theyve already passed out all the fines and nothing came in my locker, McLeod said. When you go back and review the tape, I think you can see I levelled my shoulder and not my helmet. I think the league made a great call.The last three weeks, the Rams defence has permitted just 34 points; the Cardinals defence scored 14 points on turnovers by the Rams during that span. Theyre in the middle of the pack overall, ranked 17th, and aiming higher.Even before Sam Bradford was sidelined by a knee injury in preseason for the second straight year, the blueprint called for ball control on offence, but capitalizing on big plays on the other side of the ball. St. Louis dominated in time of possession against Denver.The Rams scheme hasnt changed appreciably from 2012 when co-ordinator Gregg Williams son, Blake, was defensive line coach. Holdovers from then had a better feel early on, and now those getting their first taste of Williams system, such as McLeod and fellow safety T.J. McDonald, outside linebacker Alec Ogletree and tackles Aaron Donald and Michael Brockers, are catchiing on. Keith McGill Jersey. he Rams had two interceptions and two sacks against the Broncos, and the pass rush has finally gotten revved up with 13 sacks the last three games. Robert Quinn has been such a force that officials can whistle opposing tackles for holding all day.It wasnt any magic fairy dust, said middle linebacker James Laurinaitis, dueling Ogletree for the team tackles lead. We all stuck to the script and just kept practicing, and weve just gotten better results.Ogletree has an interception in two straight games and has been an all-around force in recent weeks. The second-year player said hes getting comfortable in Gregg Williams aggressive scheme.Just being able to line up and see the right things, Ogletree said. Just being able to capitalize on the opportunities when the balls in the air.Laurinaitis noted with pride, Our confidence should be high as a unit, what we can be.But in the next breath, he points out the Broncos lone touchdown came on broken coverage in the secondary.Quite frankly, Im not going to let this team become complacent, Laurinaitis said. Weve all taken turns busting things like that, when were just not in our right areas.I think we have to eliminate all of those the rest of the season.This week, theyll try to make things uncomfortable for the Chargers Philip Rivers, nursing sore ribs. San Diego (6-4) has dropped three of four.NOTES: Fisher said its probably unlikely DE Chris Long will play this weekend. Instead, the Rams intend to use all of the 21-day window before activating Long from the injured reserve-designated for return list next week at home against Oakland. Id say hed have a pretty good chance next week. ... The Rams practiced outdoors in chilly weather the last two days, with temperatures in the 30s and 40s, and Fisher makes it a point to wear shorts until Dec. 1.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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