It didn’t take long for Joe Johnson to get going against the Charlotte Hornets Saturday night. Matched up against the undersized Gerald Henderson, Johnson went to work early, dropping 14 points on 6-9 shooting before the first quarter ended as the Nets rocketed out to a 32-17 lead after one.
The multifaceted Johnson scored in a variety of ways: hitting spot-up three-pointers, bullying inside for floaters and floating for a pretty 17-foot jumper.
Johnson finished with a game-high 22 points, leading seven Nets in double figures, shooting 9-16 from the field and 4-6 from three-point range. He added seven rebounds, three assists, and two steals to his totals as the Nets led wire-to-wire in a 114-87 blowout win.