Joe Johnson hit a jumper as time expired to lead the Brooklyn Nets to an impressive come-from-behind 95-93 road win over the Oklahoma City Thunder Thursday night.
Johnson, who scored just nine points on four-of-11 shooting in the game, took the ball on the final possession as he often does and hit a mid range jumper set up by a Kevin Garnett screen at the buzzer to win the game for the Nets (You can watch the video here).
The Nets trailed 77-61 with just 40 seconds to go, but got a Paul Pierce jumper and a 37-foot Deron Williams heave at the quarter horn to cut the lead to 11. The Nets finally took the lead 91-89 on a Williams’ three-pointer with two minutes to go. He added another bucket before Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka each scored to tie the game, setting up the Johnson winner.
Williams finished with a season-high 29 points while Pierce poured in 18.
Durant led the way for the Thunder with 24 points and Ibaka added 10 points and 11 rebounds.
The Nets improve to 11-21 while the Thunder fall to 25-7.