Nets' Joe Johnson out vs. Hornets
Johnson, who has sore left heel, was not scratched from the lineup in New Orleans, but C.J. Watson started in his place.
Since the game tipped off, a Nets spokesman has said Johnson won't play, missing his third straight game.
Johnson is averaging 17 points per game, and the Nets have lost their last two games without him as they try to stay in the running for one of the top four playoff spots in the Eastern Conference.
Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press
This story is from ESPN.com's automated news wire. Wire index
MORE NBA HEADLINES
- Spurs' Parker getting MRI on ailing left calf
- Jackson: Told by GM of D'Antoni, 'I laughed'
- Report: Coach K returns to lead Team USA
- Sources: Mavs mulling Howard sweepstakes