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Joe Johnson may need a breather

The Nets will need Joe Johnson at optimal performance if they expect to make the playoffs --and to keep Johnson from missing the playoffs for the first time since 2006-- but the veteran shooting guard's body may finally be betraying him. Joe Johnson may not be an old man in real word terms, but in the context of an NBA player, he's slowly going over the hill.  Turning 34-years-old at the end of June, Johnson has more mileage on his tires than most players at that age. Over the past dozen years, Johnson has logged more minutes, regular season and postseason combined, than any player in the...

Atlanta Hawks win to clinch Eastern Conference title

DeMarre Carroll scored 24 points and the Atlanta Hawks clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs with a 99-86 victory over the visiting Miami Heat on Friday night. Dwyane Wade had 13 points for the Heat after missing one game with a swollen left knee. Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez each scored 20 points, and host Brooklyn snapped Cleveland’s four-game winning streak. ... Chris Paul scored 25 points and DeAndre Jordan had 17 points and 20 rebounds for visiting Los Angeles, which won its sixth consecutive game. ... Rookie Nerlens Noel had career-high 30 points and 14 rebounds...
News-Herald Mar 28, 2015
Cleveland Cavaliers' four-game winning streak snapped by Brooklyn Nets

Cleveland Cavaliers' four-game winning streak snapped by Brooklyn Nets

NEW YORK - The Brooklyn Nets played with the intensity of a team fighting for its postseason future, and the Cavaliers couldn't match it.Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez each scored 20 points, and the Nets snapped the Cavaliers' four-game winning streak with a 106-98 victory on Friday night.Bojan Bogdanovic added 18 points for the Nets, who held LeBron James to two baskets in the second half and won for the sixth time in eight games as they chase a playoff berth.

Joe Johnson keeps Nets on playoff push

NEW YORK -- Joe Johnson hasn’t missed the playoffs since 2006 -- and he doesn’t intend for that streak to end this season. “I think everybody in this locker room understands that we’re at a point now where it’s time to either put up or shut up,” Johnson told ESPN.com after the surging Brooklyn Nets defeated LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, 106-98, on Friday night at Barclays Center to secure their sixth win in their past eight games.
NetsDaily Mar 9, 2015

Clueless Joe Johnson & the Brooklyn Nets really have no answers for recent struggles

The Nets seem clueless as to why they're playing so poorly, despite knocking off two of the NBA's top teams two games in a row. Joe Johnson, Deron Williams, Lionel Hollins and even Brook Lopez seem to be just as confused as one another. On the three-game losing streak: "I have no idea," Joe Johnson answered to a question about the recent slide. "It's been very frustrating. You know, we've been having a lot of mishaps -- turnovers -- and it seems late in the game we're not really giving ourselves a chance." The despondent Johnson scored nine points against Utah and has only scored in double...
SLC Dunk Mar 8, 2015

Brooklyn Nets are in trouble, but still dangerous

What's up with the Nets this season? The Brooklyn Nets are not exactly having that championship season their owner Mikhail Prokhorov probably envisioned so many years ago. They reloaded with even more old guys in Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett last season and now both are gone. Markel Brown and Thaddeus Young aren't going to help them win the title this year, no matter how good Deron Williams and Joe Johnson are still capable of playing. New Jersey Brooklyn is 4-6 in their last 10 games, and are sitting in 11th in the East right now. They still want to make the playoffs, and yes they...
NetsDaily Mar 8, 2015

Time taking a toll on Joe Johnson?

The first seven times Joe Johnson tried to win a game for the Brooklyn Nets, he succeeded.  He was 7-of-7 on shots when the score was tied, or the Nets trailed by less than four points with fewer than 10 seconds remaining. It earned him the nickname Joe Jesus. He was arguably the best clutch shooter in the NBA. But he's no longer the go-to guy in crunchtime. Lionel Hollins has now given that role to Jarrett Jack, and it's worked. He's won two games, vs. the Clippers and Warriors, in the last couple of seconds. He missed against the Suns and the Nets went into overtime where they...
New York Post Mar 7, 2015

Why Joe Johnson is no longer the Nets’ last-shot specialist

There was a time when you would not consider anyone other than Joe Johnson to take the make-or-break shot. Yeah, well there was a time when 8-track tapes were the...
NetsDaily Mar 7, 2015

LISTEN UP! Nets talk late-game choke

Phoenix Suns 108, Brooklyn Nets 100. Deron Williams: Nine points, nine assists and four turnovers on 2-of-16 shooting in 44 minutes. Brook Lopez: 19 points, 13 rebounds, one assists, one steal and one block in 37 minutes on 6-of-16 shooting. Cory Jefferson: 12 points and a career-high 13 rebounds in 16 minutes. Joe Johnson: 11 points, seven rebounds, two assists and three turnovers in 29 minutes on 5-of-11 shooting. Jarrett Jack: 10 points, five assists and three turnovers in 41 minutes on 3-of-12 shooting. Bojan Bogdanovic: 11 points and four rebounds in 29 minutes on...
NetsDaily Mar 7, 2015

Ugly: Brooklyn Nets meltdown late in fourth; lose 108-100 to Phoenix in overtime

Wanna hear a story that you've heard before? Too bad. The Nets squandered a big lead late and lost to the Phoenix Suns, 108-100, in arguably the most disappointing loss of the season. They led by 15 with 5:45 remaining, but Phoenix finished the fourth quarter on a 16-1 run to tie it up a 92 apiece with 11 seconds remaining. The Nets finished the last 5:45 of the game shooting 0-for-7 from the field and committed four turnovers. After a Jarrett Jack missed what would've been the game-winner and the teams were headed to overtime. Joe Johnson wasn't on the court for the final shot. He was the...

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