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Joe Johnson’s late jumper sends Nets to win over Knicks (VIDEO)

Jan 21, 2013, 7:13 PM EDT

Joe Johnson scored 10 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, but none were bigger than this jumper with 22 seconds remaining that gave the Nets the lead for good on the way to an 88-85 win over the Knicks that tied the season series at two games apiece.

Carmelo Anthony finished with 29 points for New York on 11-of-29 shooting, and had a good look at a shot from less than 10 feet away on the following possession.

But with Gerald Wallace defending, the attempt was an airball that went long, and Deron Williams made three of his four free throw attempts over the game’s final couple of possessions to seal it for Brooklyn.

Both teams like to shoot the ball from three-point distance, but a Knicks team that had so much success in that area in the first part of the season struggled in this one, going just 6-of-21 from beyond the arc, while the Nets were able to convert 12-of-24 from downtown, which included 5-of-8 from Johnson.

  1. progress2011 - Jan 21, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    This guy makes more than LBJ, Durant, CP3, Wade and many others.

    Making this one shot to win one game, does not justify his enormous/ ridiculous/ un-justifiable salary.

    He earns the income to do this EVERY NIGHT.

    Instead, most of us recognize Jamal Crawford (who makes significantly less) as more of a household name.

    Atlanta won in this sweepstakes…..Brooklyn will probably run him outta town in another year or two.

    The guy just doesn’t seem to have the passion to warrant such an obnoxious salary !

  2. akmgiants - Jan 21, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    wooooooord. see you old men in the playoffs

  3. elComandanteenJefe - Jan 21, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    You win with the three and die with the three! Come playoff time, the perimeter players for Knicks will be locked down from beyond the arc (see Steve Novak against the Heat in the playoffs).

  4. him247 - Jan 23, 2013 at 12:05 AM

    Why even mention novak at all as if he can create his own shot… felton didnt play and shump had just come back from injury…. joe johnson had to play like that because that was the only time he could get it off with shumpert just coming back from injury and felton not playing… see u bum ass nets in the playoffs. Just dont go on another losing streak like u did the last time u beat the knicks…

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