Joe Johnson (foot) starts Game 3

Updated: April 26, 2013, 3:07 AM ET
By Doug Padilla | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- It was nearly the biggest shot the Brooklyn Nets took all night, and it happened before anybody even took the court.

Joe Johnson took a pregame cortisone injection in his ailing left foot, allowing him to play 40 minutes Thursday that otherwise would have been impossible, yet it went for naught as the Nets' rally fell short in a 79-76 playoff defeat to the Chicago Bulls.

"I got [the injection] a little bit before the game and it definitely helps, it definitely works, ...

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