Ben Couch · (@viewfromcouch)
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By Ben Couch (@viewfromcouch)
BROOKLYN—It’s a shooter’s mentality. A scorer’s confidence. An ability to keep everyone calm.
Despite missing eight consecutive shots in the second and third quarters, chipping in just four free throws during that span, Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson scored 10 of his 25 points in the fourth, including the go-ahead basket with 22.3 seconds remaining in Monday’s 88-85 victory against the New York Knicks.
“That’s Joe Johnson,” said Nets interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo. “He’s a money player. He’s been a money player his whole career.”
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By Adam Zagoria, for NBA.com
THE STAT: The Nets shot 12-for-24 from beyond the arc, led by Johnson's 5-for-8. The Knicks went 6-for-21 from deep, with Smith going 2-for-7.
TURNING POINT: The Nets used an 11-2 fourth-quarter run to turn a 75-72 deficit into an 83-77 lead they never surrendered. Johnson scored eight points during the spurt, hitting two 3-pointers.Read the full Game Notebook on NBA.com.
Brooklyn Nets (25-16)
|G · Deron Williams||G · Joe Johnson||F · Gerald Wallace||F · Reggie Evans||C · Brook Lopez|
New York Knicks (25-14)
|G · Jason Kidd||G · Iman Shumpert||F · Carmelo Anthony||F · Chris Copeland||C · Tyson Chandler|
Marcus Camby (Strained Left Plantar Fascia) is OUT.
Raymond Felton (Fractured Right Fifth Finger) is OUT.
Rasheed Wallace (Sore Left Foot) is OUT.
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25 PTS, 3 REB, 5 AST
8-20 FGs, 5-8 3Ps, 4-4 FTs
|"That’s Joe Johnson. Joe Johnson’s a heckuva player. He hit one earlier where we really needed it coming out of a timeout, at the top of the key. He’s a money player, he’s been a money player his whole career."|