If only he had any help.
Johnson scored a season-high 34 points -- the most he’s ever scored as a Net -- and knocked down a career-high eight 3-pointers in the team’s 109-97 loss to the Detroit Pistons at Barclays Center.
“I’m just taking what the defense gives me,” said Johnson, who came in averaging 13.5 points. “With Deron [Williams] and Brook [Lopez] out I have to be a bit more aggressive.”
Johnson had 13 points in the second quarter -- the most points any Net has scored in a quarter this season.
Brooklyn needs Johnson to continue to play this way -- even when Williams and Lopez come back.
As a result, Johnson must step up.
In case you missed it: The Nets lost again, and they felt embarrassed by it.
Ohm Youngmisuk has a column about how the two former Boston Celtics must pick up their play.
And my notebook featuring assorted items.
Stat of the day: The Nets have started five different lineups in their last six games.
Question: How, as a fan, are you dealing with your team’s struggles right now?
Up next: Practice Monday. Ohm has you covered.