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He was no ordinary Joe

Johnson erupts for 20 in fourth

Joe Johnson drives past Ray Allen as he heads to the hoop for one of the many clutch shots he hit down the stretch. The Hawk outscored the Celtics in the fourth quarter, 20-17. Joe Johnson drives past Ray Allen as he heads to the hoop for one of the many clutch shots he hit down the stretch. The Hawk outscored the Celtics in the fourth quarter, 20-17. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)
By Ray Glier
Globe Correspondent / April 29, 2008

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Joe Johnson was hemmed in by the Celtics' double teams throughout the third quarter last night and there was not a safe spot on the floor for the Atlanta swingman. The only basket he made in the third required terrific effort: three crossover dribbles through traffic, a head fake, and a spin off his pivot foot in the ... (Full article: 686 words)

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