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Joe Johnson hits the game-winner to sink Wizards in double overtime (VIDEO)

Jan 5, 2013, 2:37 AM EDT

Joe Johnson only made seven shots in the Nets 115-113 double-overtime win in Washington on Friday, but his final one ensured his team would leave with the victory.

The player known pejoratively as ISO-Joe worked that situation to perfection, taking his man off the dribble and creating space for an open 20-foot jumper that put the game in the win column for Brooklyn.

Whether or not it should have come to that is another discussion, because a team with four wins on the season probably shouldn’t be able to put up 113 points on one that has playoff aspirations. But the Nets will take what they can get these days, as they improve to 4-1 since replacing head coach Avery Johnson with P.J. Carlesimo.

  1. nbascreed - Jan 5, 2013 at 5:02 AM

    Randy Witman is an excellent coach (NOT). He sends a big to double a little from the opposite block while the little (Johnson) is facing the hoop. Johnson goes away from it (as he should) and strokes it. He should’ve doubled right away off of Deron with a 3 man rotation chasing the ball. No wonder he never sticks around long.

  2. doctorfootball - Jan 5, 2013 at 5:40 AM

    Nets need two overtimes to beat and undermanned Wizards team. Very impressive…

  3. fanofevilempire - Jan 5, 2013 at 8:19 AM

    news flash…………. the Wizards beat Miami and they um…….. still suck!

    Nets don’t have a rotation that works against the matchups, D-Will is tired Joe is lost
    about the only good thing they have is Lopez who they run no plays for all his points come off busted plays and put backs. I still think they can get maybe a 4-5 if PJ can set his rotation.
    They are not this bad.

  4. spthegr8 - Jan 5, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    He might have hit the game winner, but the Wiztards were sunk LONG before that shot. Just Saying!!!!!

  5. saint1997 - Jan 5, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    Can we give Beal a little cred. for his game tying 3??

  6. badintent - Jan 5, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    PJ, you got the boys playing hard. Try choking the players before they choke you and they’ll play some D for ya too. Is Sprewell available, he played great D for a time for the Wolves and Knicks ??

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