This was a fun one to watch, right?
While the Brooklyn Nets went relatively standard for their last play in overtime -- give the ball to Joe Johnson, get the hell out of the way -- P.J. Carlesimo drew up something starkly different in the waning moments of regulation, turning Iso-Joe/HeroBall-Joe into Curl Screen Joe/Open Look Joe, and the playcall gave the Nets exactly what they needed.
The Nets ran a variation of a similar play they'd run against the Los Angeles Lakers to get Deron Williams a look earlier in the season, but with a few tweaks to make it a more successful option. Against the Lakers, the play was doomed from the start; against the Bucks, it got Brooklyn an open look.
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