Johnson erupted for 29 points in the third period of the Nets' 130-94 annihilation of the Philadelphia 76ers. Despite resting for the bulk of the fourth quarter, he still finished with a season-high 37 on the night.
As you might suspect, his shot chart was pretty ridiculous.
The Nets have won four of their last five and, incredibly, sit just a single game out of the No. 8 spot in the Eastern Conference. And in a season of near-historic futility, Brooklyn now has a positive entry in the NBA record books.
It's safe to assume Johnson won't be setting NBA records every night. But if Brooklyn can supplement his hot shooting with a healthy Brook Lopez and half-decent work from Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, who knows what might happen?
Deron Williams has managed to stay upright for a few games in a row, and his 13 assists against Philly were yet another encouraging sign for the Nets.
It's far too early to call this a turning point in the season, but it was one of the first real sparks the Barclays Center has seen in a while. Johnson's scoring blitz took a relatively close contest and blew it open. Brooklyn outscored the Sixers by 17 points in the third, and never looked back down the stretch.
The Nets have a long way to go, but Johnson might have just given them a little kick to get them started down the road.
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