The Best of Joe

Wednesday, January 13, 2010
By Jon Newberry

Playing the Celtics has a way of bringing out the best in Joe Johnson. Maybe it is because the Celtics gave up on him less than a year into his NBA career and sent him to Phoenix as part of a package deal that got them Tony Delk and Rodney Rogers. Maybe it is because the Celtics are currently an elite team in the East, and prime time players like Joe play their best, against the best.

Johnson’s 36-point performance on Monday that saw him score in traffic, from behind the arc, triple-teamed, in transition, or any other way you can think of, reminded us a little bit of his a different highlight bundle from a couple years ago. If the all-star appearances weren’t enough to make the C’s regret their decision, these two games probably did the trick. Take a look at the footage and you decide which is more impressive.

April 28, 2008 – NBA Playoffs – Round 1, Game 4

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January 11, 2010 – Regular Season @ Boston

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