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Joe Johnson out for Grizzlies game; hot-shooting C.J. Watson to start

C.J. Watson to start. Why not? He's averaging 17.5 over last four games


It really comes as no surprise: Joe Johnson will again rest his sore heel Sunday vs.the Grizzlies. The Nets announced late Sunday morning that the 6'8" shooting guard will sit out his second straight game. On Wednesday, Johnson said the pain was so bad he had to crawl out of bed.

C.J. Watson is expected to start for the Nets and why not: He's averaging 17.5 points on 57.4 percent overall and 57.1 percent from deep in his last four games.

Also listed as out for the game, Jerry Stackhouse. The stated reason was "rest" but the 18-year veteran hasn't played in a game since January 26.