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Joe Johnson hits the game-winner to give Nets huge win over Thunder (VIDEO)

Jan 2, 2014, 11:11 PM EDT

Joe Johnson was just 4-of-11 from the field for nine points on Thursday, but he hit three of his four shots in the final 12 minutes, including the game-winner that helped the Nets escape Oklahoma City with a huge 95-93 victory.

Brooklyn trailed by as many as 16 points in this one, and by 10 with under seven minutes to play before finishing on a 16-4 run to seal it. The Nets wouldn’t have been in this position without Deron Williams, who finished with 29 points, four assists and five steals while connecting on six of his nine attempts from three-point distance.

But it was Johnson again with the game on the line, something he’s done multiple times in recent seasons to the point where it’s almost expected. This particular game-winner was far from easy, and required some skilled ball handling just to create enough space to launch the shot over the outstretched arm of Serge Ibaka; the fact that he got it to go was other-level amazing.

  1. money2long - Jan 2, 2014 at 11:22 PM

    handful of wins today which people may feel were unexpected

  2. spthegr8 - Jan 2, 2014 at 11:28 PM

    That was Cold BLOODED!!! Right in Serges Eye…….. DAGGER!!!!

  3. spthegr8 - Jan 2, 2014 at 11:34 PM

    Watching it live, I thought Iblocka was gonna Volley ball swat it back in joes face. Helluva shot by Iso Johnson. Joe is 12 for 14 in the 4th qtr with under a minute left or in overtime…. WOW. What a stat!!

  4. pfic15 - Jan 2, 2014 at 11:58 PM

    Nets aren’t as horrible as they’ve looked and the Thunder are nowhere near as good without Russ.

  5. theromeo2k - Jan 3, 2014 at 1:11 AM

    I was watching the game late in the 3rd and saw the Nets down by double digits and turned off the TV. 15 minutes later went to and saw the Knicks tied with the Spurs late in the 4th and the Nets hanging around as well. I turn the TV back on and the Nets were coming out of a time-out… Something told me to watch how this game would end… I felt Joe Johnson’s shot going in even before they started this play…


  6. adzs - Jan 3, 2014 at 10:34 AM

    Ibaka couldn’t have D’d him up any better than that without fouling; the moment at 1:08 in the video where Johnson adjusts his shot to go over Ibakas arm is outrageous

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