Mar 23, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Shane Larkin (3) guards Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson (7) during the second half at the American Airlines Center. Johnson leads his team with 22 points. The Nets defeated the Mavericks 107-104 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Brooklyn Nets’ Joe Johnson named Eastern Conference Player of the Week


 

Things are clicking for the Brooklyn Nets.

After a disaster of a start to the season, the Nets have completely turned things around. They have won four consecutive games and are now 37-31, good for fifth in the Eastern Conference.

Veteran guard Joe Johnson has been one of the biggest reasons for the Nets’ turnaround.

On Monday, the NBA recognized Johnson’s play, naming him the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week.

Johnson led the Nets to a 4-0 week, which included wins over the Phoenix Suns and Dallas Mavericks. He averaged 22.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists. Johnson connected on 14-of-24 (.583) 3-point field goals on the week, including a 6-for-8 performance from distance en route to 27 points on March 21, during a 114-98 win over the Boston Celtics.

– March 17 vs. Phoenix: Tallied 19 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals in a 108-95 win over the Suns.
– March 21 vs. Boston: Scored 27 points on 10-of-16 shooting, and added four assists in a 114-98 win over the Celtics.
– March 23 @ Dallas: Collected 22 points and five rebounds during a 107-104 overtime win over the Mavericks.

Johnson is now averaging 15.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.

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