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Nets coach Jason Kidd: Lack of calls for guard Joe Johnson 'mind-boggling'

Joe Johnson (right) (Ron Turenne/Getty Images) Joe Johnson (right) is averaging 21.6 points in the first five games of the series. (Ron Turenne/Getty Images)

Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd isn't pleased about the officiating in his team's first-round playoff series against the Raptors, especially what he perceives as a lack of calls for Joe Johnson.

The 32-year-old guard shot only one free throw in Wednesday night's 115-113 loss in Toronto, which Kidd called "mind-boggling" on Thursday, according to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.

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Johnson's only free-throw attempt came on a three-point play with 4:25 left in the fourth quarter that was part of an 8-0 run that tied the game at 101. Kidd thought Johnson was fouled on a runner with 20.9 seconds left with the Nets down three.

Johnson finished with 30 points on 13-of-23 shooting.

Toronto leads the series, 3-2, with Game 6 Friday night in Brooklyn.

The Nets have averaged 30.2 free-throw attempts per game in the series, which is slightly more than Toronto (30.0) and second among all playoff teams through Wednesday (the Clippers are first at 31.6 attempts). Johnson has shot 20 free throws in the series and made 18, including all eight he took in Game 1.

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