NEW YORK — Brook Lopez scored 24 points, Joe Johnson had 22, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Houston Rockets 110-105 on Tuesday night to sweep the season series for the first time in 14 years.
Thaddeus Young finished with 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Nets, who have recorded two of their six victories this season against Houston. Bojan Bogdanovic scored 19 points in place of injured rookie Rondae Hollis-Jefferson.
Marcus Thornton scored a season-high 32 points for the Rockets, who fell behind by 18 points and got quiet nights from stars James Harden and Dwight Howard. Corey Brewer had 22 in extended minutes after starting forward Trevor Ariza was lost to a bruised lower back after 4 minutes.