Brooklyn's Johnson fills hoop, role of Mr. Big Shot in win over Knicks
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Jan 22, 2013
Johnson has embraced the rivalry against the Knicks more than any other player, just as he has in his role as Brooklyn's go-to player down the stretch. But Brooklyn’s center was doubled, and the ball swung to Johnson on the wing. When Joe Johnson joined the Brooklyn Nets in the off-season, he brought with him a nickname, Iso-Joe, that spoke to his reputation as a scorer using one-on-one isolation plays. He drove hard to his right, then exploded up and slightly backward to create about four feet of space between him and his defender acres of room in the N.B.A. and splashed home the jumper.