Joe Johnson plunged a dagger into the hearts of the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night. In one of the few bright moments on the season for his Brooklyn Nets, Johnson nailed a game-winning jumper as time expired.
With the game tied at 93, Johnson inbounded the ball to Kevin Garnett. He then took a handoff pass and went to work on Serge Ibaka. A quick crossover and around-the-back dribble allowed Johnson to get inside the three-point line. With 0.6 seconds left he raised up from the top of the key, elevated over the outstretched arms of Ibaka, and drained the shot.
The victory moved the Nets to 11-21 on the season, and 3-7 in their past 10 games. Oklahoma’s loss dropped the Thunder to 25-7, and into a three-way tie atop the Western Conference.