Trans. Apr 27 1:45 ET (Apr 27 1:45 ET ) After air-balling a potential game-tying 3-point attempt in the closing seconds of Game 3, Brooklyn Nets point guard C.J. Watson had a chance to all but nail down a Game 4 win over the Chicago Bulls by extending Brooklyn's lead to 16 points with less than 3 1/2 minutes to go in the fourth quarter.
Instead, this happened:
Things just aren't going C.J. Watson's way in Chicago, man.
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NEW YORK -- Guard Joe Johnson scored 13 of his 26 points in the third quarter and finished with nine assists, and backcourt mate C.J. Watson added 25 points and six assists as the Brooklyn Nets knocked off the Denver Nuggets 119-108 Wednesday night at the Barclays Center.
The NBA's new flopping policies have worked pretty well (if only because we can now focus on agreed-upon offenders instead of freaking out over a vague threat to the league's integrity). Nevertheless, players still flop, and many of them see it as an occasionally necessary part of winning games.
Take, for instance, Brooklyn Nets guard C.J. Watson, who executed a pretty egregious flop on Minnesota Timberwolves guard J.J. Barea during the fourth quarter of Wednesday night's 91-83 win . With just over nine minutes on the clock, Watson took a slight shoulder bump from Barea and turned it into a case of assault, falling to the floor and earning his team a turnover.
It was notable in part because Barea is one of the league's most notable floppers in his own right. After the game, Watson even admitted that he flopped in part to give Barea "a dose of his own medicine."
Check out that video interview after the jump (via TBJ and The Brooklyn Game ).