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Johnson Jumper Does It for Nets

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The return of center Brook Lopez to the Nets’ lineup Friday did not cure all the ills of a slumping team overnight. In fact, most of the Nets’ thrilling 107-105 win over the Detroit Pistons in double overtime occurred with Lopez on the bench.

The Nets have other, deeper wrinkles to iron out, ones that nearly cost them a winnable game against a middling opponent. But for the time being, the Nets celebrated Joe Johnson’s buzzer-beating jumper and looked to see where it could carry them.

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