East 163, West 155: East Upsets West Behind Seven-Time All-Star Joe Johnson (Just Kidding)


It was clear from the jump that Johnson had no interest in producing anything more than a light sweat. In a game filled with rim-rattling dunks and gulfs in the lane for offense, Johnson approached the paint like it was molten lava.

Checked in for the first time with 1:12 in the first quarter, and was so inconsequential that the official NBA.com box score didn’t even notice that he was there:

So that was cool.

Missed two right corner 3’s in the second quarter, but in his defense, he only got a chance to shoot two of those yesterday. Hit his second shot, a midrange jumper, because that’s what the All-Star Game is all about, shooting midrnage jumpers.

Knocked down a quick three upon entering the game in the third quarter, before promptly missing two more. Didn’t play again.