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Dec 13, 2014
Rotoworld
Joe Johnson led the Nets to an easy win over the Hornets on Saturday by scoring 22 points to go with seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 32 minutes.
Newark Star-Ledger Dec 14, 2014

Johnson leads hot-shooting Nets over Hornets, 114-87

Joe Johnson scored 22 points, Deron Williams and Mason Plumlee had double-doubles and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Charlotte Hornets 114-87 on Saturday night for their second straight victory.
Sun Herald Dec 13, 2014

Johnson leads hot-shooting Nets over Hornets

Brooklyn coach Lionel Hollins felt Joe Johnson had a size matchup he could exploit against Gerald Henderson.
Rotoworld Dec 13, 2014

Joe Johnson leads Nets to win vs. Hornets - Joe Johnson (G/F) Brooklyn Nets

Joe Johnson led the Nets to an easy win over the Hornets on Saturday by scoring 22 points to go with seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

Nets 114, Hornets 87: Joe in top form

CHARLOTTE -- The Brooklyn Nets rode Joe Johnson to an easy road win in Charlotte. Johnson had 22 points and six rebounds, and the Nets completed a perfect back-to-back set with a 114-87 blowout victory over the crumbling Hornets Saturday night at Time Warner Cable Arena. The Nets (10-12), who led by as many as 34, were without Brook Lopez (back), Kevin Garnett (rest) and Mirza Teletovic (hip). Player of the game: Johnson, who looked great without Lopez on the court.
NetsDaily Dec 12, 2014

Why moving the Big Three will be tough

Mike Mazzeo takes a look at the ESPN report that the Nets are interested in moving their so-called "Big Three" -- Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez -- and thinks that doing so will be very difficult ... and in discussing the pro's and con's, offers harsh, but detailed assessments of each player's downside, why teams are unlikely to offer top value in return. Re D-Will... He is sometimes guilty of making head-scratching decisions in crucial times during games, and has struggled in the clutch, shooting 5-for-17 this season in the last five minutes of games in which the Nets are ...

Why trading Nets' big three would be tough

Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez form the highest-paid trio in the NBA, but are just 16-30 together against .500 or better opponents. You can see why the Brooklyn Nets have made the three former All-Stars available via trade. Here's a detailed look at the tough task facing GM Billy King. Bloated salaries Though the Nets are just 8-12 -- including 1-10 against .500 or better teams -- Williams, Johnson and Lopez will make a combined $58.
New York Daily News Dec 11, 2014
Joe Johnson shakes flu, Nets trade talk

Joe Johnson shakes flu, Nets trade talk

Joe Johnson seemed more concerned with his immune system than he did with trade talk.
New York Post Dec 11, 2014
Nets’ Joe Johnson finally feeling fine; ready to return

Nets’ Joe Johnson finally feeling fine; ready to return

Joe Johnson prides himself on being ready to go whenever his coach calls his number. But when he woke up Sunday morning, he knew something wasn’t right. “I probably texted...

Joe Johnson plans to play on Friday

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Brooklyn Nets swingman Joe Johnson plans to return to action Friday night against the Philadelphia 76ers after missing the last two games with a severe case of the flu. “I’m definitely going to play,” Johnson said Thursday. “Came in today -- I got here a little early -- so I can try and get a little workout in before the guys got in because I knew they probably wouldn’t do it as much on the court.

Nets' big three struggles against the best

CHICAGO -- Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson are 51-38 in the regular season when playing together. Not bad. But the NBA’s most expensive trio ($58.7 million) has struggled mightily against quality opponents. Williams, Lopez and Johnson are just 16-30 in the regular season when playing against teams with .500 or better records, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. This season, Williams, Johnson and Lopez rank 64th in net efficiency rating among three-man lineups that have played at least 15 games and 350 minutes together (102 points per 100 possessions for vs.
NetsDaily Dec 9, 2014

Joe Johnson doubtful to travel with Nets to Chicago

Joe Johnson sat out his first game of the season Monday night in Brooklyn for the Nets' game against the Cleveland Cavaliers with what was reported as the flu. Now, it seems Johnson will miss his second consecutive game with the illness, per Lenn Robbins. Hearing that @TheJoeJohnson7 (flu) will not travel to Chicago and won't play against the #bulls #nets — Lenn Robbins (@LennRobbins) December 9, 2014 This could be another crippling blow for the Nets, who are going to be without Brook Lopez for the second consecutive game as well, and the team is in dire need of a victory. Alan...

Would Heat be interested in Brook Lopez, Deron Williams, Joe Johnson?

The Brooklyn Nets are preparing for a potential fire sale, and Miami can take a look at their castoffs. Brook Lopez, Deron Williams and Joe Johnson are available via trade, according to an ESPN report ...

Spurs win the start of something big?

NEW YORK –- With the ball on the floor and a mad scramble ensuing on the final play in overtime, Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez all hit the hardwood. Johnson and Lopez flew at the loose ball like Black Friday shoppers lunging for the last $199 50-inch flat screen. Of all the big shots and critical rebounds the Nets had in a potential season-turning 95-93 overtime win against the San Antonio Spurs, Lionel Hollins may end up savoring this final effort play on defense off a Manu Ginobili miss that forced a jump ball between Lopez and Cory Joseph with two-tenths of a second...
New York Post Dec 3, 2014
Johnson’s big second half helps Nets knock out Knicks again

Johnson’s big second half helps Nets knock out Knicks again

Joe Johnson hasn’t been himself lately. But when the Nets needed someone to deliver in the second half of Tuesday’s installment of their crosstown rivalry with the Knicks, he delivered...

Johnson gets his groove back in second half

NEW YORK -- Brooklyn Nets swingman Joe Johnson has been up-and-down lately, and it was more of the same in the first half of Tuesday night’s game against the New York Knicks. Johnson missed all four of his field-goal attempts and his frustration level was high. But in the second half, Johnson looked like his usual self, the same guy who has scored over 17,000 career points and made seven All-Star teams. Johnson poured in 19 of his 22 points in the second half, propelling the Nets to a 98-93 victory over the rival Knicks at Madison Square Garden.

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