Your eyes are not deceiving you. You read the title correctly, Joe Johnson dropped 29 points in one term during the Brooklyn Nets victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.
A very impressive outing from Johnson saw him drop 10 of 14 shots from down town and three of six from whatever part of town the inside of the three point line is.
The Brooklyn Nets hosted the 76ers in what many thought would be an entertaining clash. Fortunately for the Brooklyn fans, they were treated to a three point barrage. The Nets were making it rain, and that's an understatement. With Johnson's 10 three's the Nets recorded a franchise record of 21 three pointers.
The Nets' shot eight of 10 from three point range and 10 of 13 from the field. His amazing three point showing tied him up for threes made in a quarter with Milwaukee Buck's Michael Redd in 2002.
The associated press reports: Johnson scored 29 points in the third, his most in any quarter in his career. But after battling an illness the last few days and with the Nets ahead 100-73, Johnson declined the opportunity to play in the fourth quarter and chase the NBA record of 12 3-pointers held by Kobe Bryant and Donyell Marshall.
''I wasn't worried about it,'' Johnson said. ''Most importantly I wanted to try to keep guys healthy and get some of the other guys a chance to play.''
If Johnson can enter each game and play as half as good as he did last night, watch out NBA. The Nets have won four in a row and finally look like everyone thought they would at the beginning of the season..
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