HOUSTON — Bojan Bogdanovic came off the bench to score a season-high 22 points with nine rebounds and lead the Brooklyn Nets to their first victory of the season, 106-98 over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.
The Nets entered the game 0-7 and the Rockets had won four straight after opening the season 0-3.
Brooklyn scored six straight points to turn a tie game into a 99-93 lead with 3 1/2 minutes remaining. Thomas Robinson led the way in that stretch, scoring four points highlighted by a dunk after a steal.
Marcus Thornton made a 3-pointer for Houston, but Bogdanovic hit one with 1:37 left to stretch the lead to 102-96.
James Harden led Houston with 23 points, cooling off after scoring 43 and 46 in the last two games.
The victory was Brooklyn’s first in Houston since March 13, 2006, ending an eight-game skid.