Quarter horse: Nets’ Joe Johnson pumps in 29 points in third period

Joe Johnson went 8 of 10 on threes in his sizzling quarter.

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If Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson decided to play only one quarter of Monday night’s game, that would have been plenty.

Johnson scored 29 points in the third quarter of the Nets’ 130-94 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. He tied the NBA record for three-pointers in a quarter, eight, set by Michael Redd of the Milwaukee Bucks. Johnson didn’t set the league record for most points in a quarter, though. That’s 33, by George "Iceman" Gervin of the San Antonio Spurs.

Johnson finished with 37 points, going 10 of 14 on threes for the game, including 8 of 10 in his momentous quarter.

And he did it in front of Paul McCartney.