A couple of years back, Kevin Garnett introduced us to "Joe Jesus," his preferred nickname for then-Brooklyn Nets teammate Joe Johnson, whom Garnett said "might not be there when you call on him, but he's there when you need him." On Monday night in Brooklyn, in the midst of a season to forget, Johnson showed the Barclays Center crowd how a resurrection really feels.
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Things did not look good for the Nets, who had built a 16-point lead over the visiting Denver Nuggets midway through the second quarter before watching Michael Malone's club whittle the deficit down over the next two periods, erase it with 5:34 left in the fourth, and take a two-point lead on a wild runner by Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried with 1.3 seconds remaining:
But with the Nets down 104-102 and scarcely one tick remaining on the clock, Johnson — who's been scorching the nets (no pun intended) in relative obscurity since the calendarRead More »from Joe Johnson banks in buzzer-beating game-winning 3 to beat Nuggets