Joe Johnson can disappear for 47 minutes and 56 seconds, but in those last 2 seconds with the game on the line, he’s the guy you want with the ball. He showed why, again, last night in typical Joe-Cool fashion.
Led by Deron Williams 29 points, the Nets were in position to shock the Oklahoma City Thunder. After Serge Ibaka’s game tying lay-up with 5.8 seconds remaining, the situation begged for Joe Johnson.
Johnson had the ball, and knocked down a rainbow jumper over Ibaka giving the Nets a dramatic 95-93 win over the Thunder.
While Johnson is viewed as the hero, it was a 5-0 run in .9 seconds at the end of the 3rd quarter that got Brooklyn back in the game. The sequence was highlighted by a ridiculous buzzer beating 3 by Deron Williams.
This was the biggest Nets win of the season, and a win that could potentially turn what’s been a disappointing season around. Brooklyn will have a chance to make it 2 in a row on Saturday against the Cavs.