Joe Johnson

Paul Pierce #34 of the Brooklyn Nets shoots against Enes Kanter #0 of the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena on February 19, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)

Johnson, Blatche Lead Nets Over Jazz 105-99

Joe Johnson scored 27 points, Andre Blatche had 25 and Brooklyn beat the Utah Jazz 105-99 Wednesday night for the Nets’ first win in Utah since 2008.

02/20/2014

Kevin Garnett, right, celebrates with teammate Shaun Livingston during the first half of the Nets’ game against the Miami Heat at the Barclays Center on Jan. 10, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets’ Team Effort Generates Wins, Not All Star Selections

Since Kidd adjusted his lineup in the New Year by moving Garnett, Pierce, and Johnson up one position number, the Nets’ offense has been much more free-flowing and less dependent on any particular player’s output.

01/25/2014

Joe Johnson #7 of the Brooklyn Nets shoots against Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks during a game at Madison Square Garden in New York City on January 20, 2014.  Copyright 2014 NBAE  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Johnson Scores 25 As Nets Win 103-80, Send Knicks To Fourth Straight Defeat

Joe Johnson scored 25 points, as the Brooklyn Nets sent the Knicks to a fourth straight loss with a 103-80 victory Monday, evening this season’s New York rivalry at a game apiece.

01/20/2014

Brooklyn’s Andray Blatche, second from left, goes strong to the basket against the Atlanta Hawks on Jan. 16, 2014, in London. The Nets won big, 127-110. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

Surging Nets Make Most Of Trip Overseas, Blast Hawks In London

Joe Johnson scored 29 points and Andray Blatche added 20 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 127-110 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday in the fourth regular-season NBA game to be played in the British capital.

01/17/2014

Nets guard Shaun Livingston (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Led By Livingston, Nets Proving Small Ball Is A Misnomer

At six-foot seven and with a lengthy wingspan, Livingston’s size wrecked havoc on Miami on both ends. Livingston played 51 of the 58 minutes and filled up the stat sheet with 19 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists, a steal and 3 blocked shots.

01/11/2014

Paul Pierce of the Nets drives against Rashard Lewis of the Miami Heat during their game at the Barclays Center on Jan. 10, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Nets’ Turnaround In Full Swing Following Double-OT Win Over Heat

Joe Johnson scored 32 points, Shaun Livingston helped Brooklyn dominate the second overtime after LeBron James fouled out, and the Nets beat the Miami Heat 104-95 on Friday night for their fifth straight victory.

01/10/2014

Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors shoots against Joe Johnson #7 of the Brooklyn Nets during a game at the Barclays Center on January 8, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

27 Points For Joe Johnson As Nets Top Warriors 102-98

Joe Johnson scored 27 points in the Brooklyn Nets’ season-high fourth straight victory, a 102-98 win Wednesday night that snapped the Golden State Warriors’ 10-game winning streak and prevented the first 7-0 road trip in NBA history.

01/09/2014

Nets point guard Deron Williams with head coach Jason Kidd (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets’ Recent Winning Streak Not Tied To Kidd’s Wardrobe

I get this kind of logic from my kids all the time: A followed B, therefore B caused A. But I also know that, unless ties were preventing oxygen from flowing to his brain, there’s more to this streak than Kidd ditching his neckwear.

01/07/2014

Nets shooting guard Joe Johnson. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Johnson, Nets Roll To Third Straight Win, Beat Atlanta 91-86

Joe Johnson snapped out of a slump with 23 points against his former team, and the Brooklyn Nets matched a season high with their third straight victory by beating the Atlanta Hawks 91-86 on Monday night.

01/07/2014

Jason Kidd (right) and Deron Williams (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Hoping ‘Small Ball’ Will Cure Their Ailing Season

Whether it was a stroke of genius or dumb luck, Nets coach Jason Kidd concocted a new look for his team as it entered the New Year, pairing his two point guards.

01/05/2014

Brooklyn's Mason Plumlee defends against Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant on Jan. 2, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Johnson’s Buzzer-Beater Lifts Nets Past Thunder

Joe Johnson hit a high-arching jumper as time expired to give the Brooklyn Nets a 95-93 comeback victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night.

01/03/2014

Brook Lopez (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

GM Billy King Says Nets Won’t Go Into ‘Panic Mode’ Following Lopez Injury

GM Billy King said that the Brooklyn Nets are disappointed by the latest injury to Brook Lopez, but are not in panic mode. Lopez fractured the fifth metatarsal bone in his right foot.

12/22/2013

Brook Lopez (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Let’s Hold Off On Nets’ Obituary Following Lopez Injury

Brook Lopez’s broken foot might not be a death knell for the Brooklyn Nets.

12/21/2013

Martell Webster of the Washington Wizards shoots against the Brooklyn Nets on December 18, 2013. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets’ Loss Simple To Explain — Outworked By Hungrier Wizards

There are no excuses this time. Not injuries, coaching, the refs. This one was all about one team outworking the other. Washington was hungrier and ate the Nets for dinner.

12/19/2013

Knicks coach Mike Woodson (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Why Didn’t Woody Call A TO? Strategy Worked With Joe Johnson In Atlanta

“I’ve let games go like that. In Atlanta, I let a couple of games go where I didn’t call a timeout because they weren’t set. We threw it in and Joe Johnson was able to dribble down and hit a winning shot.”

12/18/2013

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