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Though he feels as if he’s playing on one leg, Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson will continue to play through pain and suit up for Game 6 against the Chicago Bulls, according to Mitch Abramson of The New York Daily News.“It’s kind of like I’m out there on one leg, honestly, man," Johnson said on Wednesday at the team's practice facility in East Rutherford. "I can't really push the basketball if I get a rebound. I can't really run pick-and-rolls, so basically I'm a decoy, a spot-up shooter. I can't really do a whole lot. Like I told Deron (Williams) and Brook (Lopez) I'll be the bailout guy if you get into a sticky situation. Just try and find me."If the Nets were still playing in the regular season, Johnson said he would probably be resting his sore left heel. However, this is the playoffs, and he is planning on suiting up. Considering he remains in such pain, Johnson noted that he could simply play the role of decoy – as a spot-up shooter – as the Nets attempt to stave off elimination against the Bulls.Coach P.J. Carlesimo told reporters that Johnson’s condition is basically what it is at this point. The injury isn’t going to get significantly better or worse during the playoffs, so the coach said it’s something Johnson simply has to carry on with.The injury has caused Johnson to see limited minutes since February. The guard was able to play 39 minutes during Monday’s win, but he only scored 11 points during his time on the court.Follow @hoopsinjurynews
BEST OF MAXIM
Prior to Game 6, a must win for the Nets to stay alive, Joe Johnson said he’s a decoy on the court for the Nets as he battles plantar fasciitis in his left foot.
According to Newsday:
“Late in games, I try to do what I can do to get us over the hump. I just have to play through it and gut it out . . . It’s kind of like I’m out there on one leg now. I’m a decoy, a spot-up...
CIRCLE OF FRIENDS
Brook Lopez has a funny reason for wanting the season to continue, aside from the obvious reasons of wanting his team to win.
KILLER JUKE MOVE
Tweet Nate Robinson is a player some Chicago Bulls fans have a love/hate relationship with. His shot selection can be erratic at times. His decision making with the ball isn’t always the best. On the other hand, Nate has the ability to catch fire and score alot of points in a hurry like he [...]
Quick note to young hoops players – the glass is your friend. In Thursday night’s game 6 against the Bulls, Brooklyn’s Gerald Wallace got lost in the land of indecisiveness and made the bunny layup interesting. Bunny layups should never be interesting. And then he did what any standup basketball player does when he misses an easy shot – he gets defensive with the refs.
Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson each scored 17 points, and the Brooklyn Nets again avoided elimination, beating the short-handed Chicago Bulls 95-92 Thursday to tie their first-round series at 3.
The series goes back to Brooklyn for Game 7 on Saturday. The winner gets Miami in the second round.
The Bulls hung in until the end even though they were missing Luol Deng...
Typically this late into a NBA season, there has to be something motivating a player for the long haul of the playoffs. Whether that be the chase for that coveted championship ring, a new contract, or simply just the love of the game, there is something internally that motivates a player.
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez has positioned himself as one of the best big men in...
There aren’t many players in the NBA that are more fun to watch than the 5’9″ Nate Robinson.
Robinson has put on a show in the playoffs so far this year. His fourth quarter performance in Game 4 was one of the best playoff performances of all time.
However, Nate Robinson’s crossover on Krim Humphires last night may have been his best move yet. He made Humphries look stupid...
The Brooklyn Nets wiped out their deficit. Now, they will try and finish off an improbable comeback.
The Nets are one win away from overcoming a 3-1 series hole after beating Chicago 95-92 Thursday night to force a seventh game.
Then again, the way Gerald Wallace sees it, they never should have been in that predicament.
''We feel like we're the better team,''...
CHICAGO --- In a league where the average career length is less than five years, Jerry Stackhouse has parlayed his skills and smarts into a 17-year career, while being a part of eight teams.
Over the years here on That NBA Lottery Pick, we posted some pretty classic missed lay-ups but this one by Brooklyn Nets forward Gerald Wallace is a pretty epic one.
Watch as Wallace blows an uncontested lay-up right near the hoop against the Chicago Bulls in game six of their first round playoff series:
Gerald Wallace airballs easiest lay-up attempt of his career [The Brooklyn Game]
Despite losing last night’s game six to Brooklyn Nets, Chicago Bulls guard Nate Robinson put together a gutty performance with the stomach flu.
In the fourth quarter of play, Robinson was matched up with Brooklyn Nets forward Kris Humphries and used a nice hesitation move to cause Kris to play some less than stellar defense:
Each member of the Nets' Big Three (Joe, Deron, Brook) scored 17 points as Brooklyn stunned the United Center crowd to force a Game 7 with the Bulls
Well, they did it, somehow. It wasn't easy, was nerveracking, and was unsure throughout, but the Nets' first-ever road playoff win as a Brooklyn team did the job, to be certain. Coming into tonight's pivotal...
Hinrich missed Game 5, a Nets win, with the same calf injury that is causing him to miss Game 6. Luol Deng, with some sort of viral infection, is out too
When: 8:00 PM; Thursday, May 2nd, 2013
Where: United Center; Chicago, IL
Kirk Hinrich is out with a calf injury and Luol Deng has a viral infection. On the other hand, the Nets are completely...