Originally Posted by alwaysunny
Nets actually lead the league in opponents PPG. People don't give them credit because of slow paced offense, but the fact that they get wins out of it speaks volumes. This is literally a 180 turnaround from last year.
One thing I noticed about Joe Johnson; despite his poor plays with bricks thrown all over the place he does an excellent job of forcing double teams and making cross passes for open shots. I don't why teams keep doubling him. If he's shooting poorly they should stick with man to man matchups until he shows a mismatch down the stretch. While it's frustrating watching him struggle he's quietly being effective. And he's one hell of a defender too. Didn't know he can stay in front of his man so well.
What a game. Haven't been this exicited over one game in a long time.
Reality is that if you leave Joe Johnson wide open he can make these shots, like how he did in the last two games before playing the Knicks(8-12, and then 10-19). If you double-team him you leave guys like Brook Lopez with much more chance for easy basket. For opposing teams this definitely is a dilemma.