Joe Johnson a game-time decision for game 3

Posted on: April 24th, 2013 by Devin Kharpertian Comments

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Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson did not practice with the team as scheduled Wednesday and is listed as a game-time decision for Game 3 of the first round of the playoffs against the Chicago Bulls.

Johnson, who battled plantar fasciitis to close out the season, said that he is "hopeful" he'll play, and "it was a little bit of plantar in February when it first started, but now it's deep into the plantar fasciitis." Whatever that first part means, the second one is clear: Johnson's foot is not healthy, and it could keep him out for a pivotal playoff game in a 1-1 series.

The Bulls' Joakim Noah is also fighting the same foot injury -- plantar fasciitis -- and played 38 minutes in the first two games, but Johnson does not see a similarity between the two. "I'm chasing guys off screens, penetrating and cutting, and he's a big man so it's a lot different."

Johnson has scored 33 points over two playoff games, but shot just 6-18 in the Game 2 loss.

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