Joe Johnson banked in a three as time expired to beat the Denver Nuggets.
Joe Johnson banked in a buzzer-beating three to give the Brooklyn Nets a 105–104 win over the Denver Nuggets on Monday.
Johnson caught an inbounds pass at the top of the key, took one dribble to his left and launched a shot over Danilo Gallinari to give the Nets the win. Johnson finished with 12 points Monday. His last-second shot ruined a 22-point effort from Kenneth Faried, who put the Nuggets ahead 104–102 on a short shot with 1.3 seconds left.
Johnson has struggled for much of the season, but he entered Monday having scored at least 20 points in two of his last three games. Johnson’s three wasn’t his only highlight against Denver—he also unleashed a deadly crossover earlier in the game.
Brooklyn improved to 14–39. The Nets next play Wednesday against the Grizzlies.