His name is Joe Johnson. During last night’s Nets game against the Sixers, Joe Johnson was historically good. He hit 8 three-pointers and scored 29 points….IN THE THIRD QUARTER!!!.
His 8 three’s in the frame tied an NBA record, and his 29 points were the fifth most ever scored in a single quarter.
For the game, Johnson scored a season high 37 points, including a career high 10 three’s in Brooklyn’s 130-94 annihilation of the Philadelphia 76ers. He finished 2 three’s shy of tying the NBA record for three’s in a game.
Kobe Bryant and Donyell Marshall own the record with 12 three’s in one game. Johnson did everything in just 3 quarters since he didn’t play in the 4th.
“My teammates just kept telling me, ‘When you catch it, just shoot it,” Johnson said after the game.
This is the kind of performance the Nets had been yearning for from Johnson when Brooklyn acquired him in a trade from the Atlanta Hawks.
“It’s the best feeling in the world. You’re so happy for the guy. You want to see how long it goes. … It was beautiful, man. He had a complete flow. It was beautiful,” Kevin Garnett said about Joe Johnson’s performance.
Since Deron Williams return to the lineup, the Nets have won 3 of 4 games and are finally playing the kind of basketball that everyone expected them to play.