The majority of Joe Johnson's clutch shots for the Nets this season have come on the infamous ISO-Joe plays that made Johnson's Atlanta Hawks' teams a bit of an eye sore on offense. To Johnson's credit, he's been remarkably efficient in one-on-one situations late in games this year, and he even hit the game-winner later in this game on an isolation possession.
But down three with 6.7 seconds left in the game against the Milwaukee Bucks the other night, P.J. Carlesimo went away from ISO ball and drew up a beautiful elevator screen sequence to get Johnson a wide open look at a three from the top of the key. Unphased by the moment, Johnson executed his cut perfectly and he got good screens from his teammates, allowing him to tie things up and send the game to overtime.
The play begins with Joe Johnson entering the ball to Deron Williams on the right wing. While Williams comes up to receive the ball, Keith Bogans cuts behind him and eventually clears to the weakside corner.
After passing the ball in, Johnson runs towards the key and then uses an elevator screen by Andray Blatche and Gerald Wallace to free himself for a wide open catch at the top of the arc for the game-tying three. Milwaukee reacted too slowly to the action and failed to foul Williams as he dribbled away clock while Johnson made his cut.
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