Keith Bogans will start again Wednesday night when the Nets face the Blazers. Joe Johnson is out vs. Portland and might not play against the Nuggets or Jazz as well. Nets officials, knowing they are in the playoffs and likely will have homecourt advantage in the opening round, are playing for health.
Johnson has had issues over the last month with both his heel and his quad. After not missing a game through the end of February, Johnson has missed five since. The Nets are 3-2 without him, with wins over the Hornets (twice) and Suns and losses to the Grizzlies and Rockets.
Since returning from the sore left heel in late February, Johnson is averaging 13.3 points on 42.5 percent shooting in 10 games.
Based on tweets from Stefan Bondy, Rod Boone, Tim Bontemps and Mike Mazzeo.
- Brooklyn Nets Joe Johnson has swollen quad muscle, unsure when he will return to lineup but not worried about chemistry - Stefan Bondy - NY Daily News
- Johnson to sit out again for Nets with quad injury - Tim Bontemps - NY Post
- Joe Johnson out tonight and maybe more - Dan Feldman - ProBasketballTalk
- Nets forwards struggle offensively - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
Nets still believe they can beat out the Knicks and clinch the 2-seed - Stefan Bondy - New York Daily News