Joe Johnson GTD, Keith Bogans OUT vs. Sixers

Posted on: April 9th, 2013 by Devin Kharpertian Comments

Joe Johnson, Evan Turner

Joe Johnson (AP)

Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson is listed as a game-time decision for tonight's game against the Philadelphia 76ers, the Brooklyn Nets announced today. After missing five games with a quad contusion and to rest his sore heel, Johnson returned to the lineup and scored 27 points on 9-27 shooting in two games. According to Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York, Johnson feels there's a good chance he'll play, but he's not sure.

Backup guard Keith Bogans is officially out with a tight lower back, meaning that if Johnson is unavailable, there's a good chance second-year guard MarShon Brooks would start. Brooks scored a career-high 27 points (VIDEO) on 12-16 shooting and dished out seven assists (tying a career high) in his only start this season, a 113-95 Nets victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on April 3rd.

Tonight is the first game of the second-to-last back-to-back the Nets will play this season. They play the 76ers in Brooklyn tonight before traveling to Boston to face the Boston Celtics tomorrow.