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Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson, front left, battles with Brooklyn Nets' Paul Pierce, right, as Kevin Garnett, rear, defends during the first half of Game 2 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson, front left, battles with Brooklyn Nets' Paul Pierce, right, as Kevin Garnett, rear, defends during the first half of Game 2 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

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