Joe Johnson had 29 of his 37 points in the third quarter, seemingly unable to miss from downtown, going 8-of-10 from behind the arc in the period.
The eight three-pointers tied the NBA record for most threes made in a quarter, only done once before.
After the game, Johnson told reporters that he just felt like he was in the right place at the right time, and his teammates helped him take advantage of open looks.
[sny-box]"Just taking what the defense gives me. I got into a little rhythm, D-Will kept telling me, 'Man, just shoot it, whenever you catch it, just shoot it.' That's what I did. [...] It was just being in the right spot at the right time."[/sny-box]
The 76ers are a young team that really struggles defensively, and it was open season for the Nets, who shot 60.3% from the field on the night. With the 130 points Brooklyn put up, the Sixers are now dead last in the NBA in points allowed per game, and second to last in points allowed per 100 possessions.
Before the game, I wondered if Johnson would be slowed with the heavy workload he's had, but JJ erased that talk with authority. His big night got him a well-deserved breather, as he may have broken more records had he played in the fourth quarter.
The Nets had quarters of 32, 26, 42 and 30 points, making it look easy for most of the night. Winners of four of five, with a home game against the Wizards and a road game with these Sixers again on the horizon, the Nets have a chance to keep on rolling.