|Joe Johnson should be saluting his own effort on Tuesday night. (Getty Images)|
Each night, Eye on Basketball brings you what you need to know about the games of the NBA. From great performances to terrible clock management, the report card evaluates and eviscerates the good, the bad and the ugly from the night that was.
|Joe Johnson||When the Nets needed a bucket at the end of the fourth quarter, they called on Joe Johnson to come off a screen and knock down a 3-pointer to tie the score with 1.3 seconds left. When they needed a bucket to win the game in the final seconds of overtime, Iso-Joe got the call again. It capped off a 24-point, five-assist, and five-rebound night in which he had to try to match the great game from Brandon Jennings (34-7-6).|
|Byron Mullens||Byron Mullens helped the Charlotte Bobcats to victory over the Orlando Magic by scoring 20 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. It was his third 20-point, 12-rebound effort... wait for it ... in the last five games! His team has won two of those three games as he was able to neutralize Nikola Vucevic's 18 points and 11 rebounds.|
|Greivis Vasquez||Greivis Vasquez was able to move the ball against the Chicago Bulls but he couldn't prevent the loss for the New Orleans Hornets. His 11-point and 10-assist game was just the fifth double-double (points and assists) the Bulls have given up to an opposing point guard this season. However, his 5-of-16 shooting helped the Bulls clinch their first victory of the year when an opposing point guard gets that double-double.|
|Blazers' bench||Damian Lillard had 24 points and seven assists. J.J. Hicksonhad 25 points and 16 rebounds. LaMarcus Aldridge had 23 points. So how did the Portland Trail Blazers lose this home game to the Phoenix Suns? The Portland bench had just seven points and nine rebounds. Even Wes Johnson had 14 points and eight rebounds off the Suns' bench in this game.|
|John Wall||The Washington Wizards have been fantastic since John Wall returned to the lineup. They were 10-8 with Wall, headed into this game against the Toronto Raptors. But they needed Wall to have even a decent game to avoid the eight-point loss that they suffered at home. Wall was atrocious with a nine-point, six-assist, seven-turnover effort that featured a 1-of-12 shooting night.|