Who should the Nets call upon when the game is in the balance? Should it be floor-general Deron Williams, or perhaps veteran Paul Pierce? The answer is, and has always been, simple: Joe Johnson is the most clutch player in the NBA since the Nets move to Brooklyn. So, when the game was on the line last night against the Oklahoma City Thunder, it was on 'Joe Cool' to once again come through in the clutch.
Johnson used his slick ball-handling skills and then a behind-the-back dribble to create a clean look at an 18-foot jumper from the top of the key. Butter. The photo below shows just how close
to a block that shot actually came.
According to Elias Stats, Johnson now has a league-leading five game-winning shots in the last 10 seconds of the fourth quarter or overtime.