Shot Of The Night: Joe Johnson For The Win

Dec. 14, 2012; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets shooting guard Joe Johnson (7) shoots the game winning basket over Detroit Pistons small forward Tayshaun Prince (22) during the second half at Barclays Center. Nets won in double overtime 107-105. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

The Brooklyn Nets have been on a tough stretch in the absence of the team’s big man Brook Lopez, going 2-5 in the games he missed. Lopez made a return to the court last night, but Joe Johnson stole the show.

In a double-OT thriller in Brooklyn, the Nets managed to outlast the Detroit Pistons after a Joe Johnson buzzer beater.

With 5.8 seconds remaining in the game, Joe Johnson inbounded the ball to Deron Williams, who instantly handed the ball back to Johnson. After a couple of dribbles at the top of the key, Johnson crossed over Tyshaun Prince and hit a stunning stepback jumper at the buzzer.

 

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Topics: Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons, Joe Johnson

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