A small but spirited cheer broke out in a corner of Barclays Center, a contrast to the boos that rained down for much of the second half.
The time for experimenting is over. P.J. Carlesimo has to play his best guys for as long as they can go.
Joe Johnson scored 26 points, including five 3-pointers, C.J Watson added 25 points and five 3s, and the Brooklyn Nets came away with a 119-108 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night.