Joe Johnson may not be able to play during Game 3 of the Nets playoff series against the Bulls tomorrow night. Although he says he's going to do everything he can to give it a go, JJ is suffering from plantar fasciitis in his left foot and will be a game-time decision on Thursday.
"I'm a little sore," he said after sitting out of practice today, "but I'll be able to give them what I got. We've battled, we've been through ups and downs all year. For us to come this far, I'm gonna do whatever I can to be out there."
Our guess? Johnson will try and play, especially since Bulls center Joakim Noah is playing through the same exact injury. But there's a chance Johnson won't be able to be effective, particularly on the defensive end of the court where he usually has to chase guys around, and that could hurt the Nets if he's on the floor. So stay tuned to see what decision the Nets make. Either way, it'll definitely impact Game 3 of the series.
[via ESPN New York]