Jusuf Nurkic tweets after being put on skates by Joe Johnson

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Joe Johnson had a night to remember at Barclays Center on Monday as his three-point buzzer beater gave the Brooklyn Nets the win over the Denver Nuggets.

Johnson shot 50 percent from the field but came up clutch when it really mattered to earn the Nets only their third win in their previous ten games. 

It is a night the shooting guard will be in no rush to forget as he finished the game with two highlight plays. Not only did the 34-year-old clinch the game for Brooklyn, he also rolled back the years to put Jusuf Nurkic on skates. 

With time winding down in the third quarter, Johnson squared up in a mismatch with the Bosnian center and sent the 21-year-old tumbling to the ground before nailing the mid-range jumper. 

The move sent the Brooklyn bench crazy and gave the home team a three-point lead heading into the final 12 minutes. 

After the defeat, Nurkic took to social media to ensure fans his ankles were fine following the ankle-breaker from Johnson.

He tweeted: "Don't worry guys, my ankles are okay. Just need a little ice 😜😜. Good play by Jonson."

Johnson, a seven-time All-Star, has produced a number of highlight plays throughout his career, but this will go right to the top. 

It is also not the first time we have seen him hit a clutch game-winning shot and the smart bet would suggest it was not the last time we will see him step up in the dying seconds.

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