Joe Johnson Loses Streak of 937 Straight Games with a Field Goal

Bleacher Report MilestonesB/R StaffFebruary 11, 2016

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 08:  Joe Johnson #7 of the Brooklyn Nets in action against the Denver Nuggets at the Barclays Center on February 8, 2016 in Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Nets defeated the Nuggets 105-104.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Johnson failed to score a point during Wednesday's 109-90 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, bringing an end to his NBA-best streak of 937 games with at least one field goal made, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Johnson missed all three of his field-goal attempts and played just 23 minutes in the blowout loss, ultimately finishing with two rebounds, an assist and a whopping four turnovers.

Although it's no secret the 34-year-old is well past his prime, Wednesday's performance was shockingly bad even by his new lowered standards.

He's actually shown some signs of revitalization in the past week or so, banking a game-winning buzzer-beater off the backboard in Brooklyn's contest versus the Denver Nuggets and topping 20 points in consecutive contests last week.

Alas, while Johnson does show flashes of his former self at times, it appears his body just can't hold up for the 82-game grind without some ugly stops along the way.

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has experienced the same phenomenon in his latter years, occasionally mixing in vintage performances but often finding that his body just isn't up to the task.

In any case, Johnson and Bryant will surely both be glad to get some time off over the All-Star break, though the latter does have to participate in the game itself.


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