Joe Johnson rests, Deron Williams soldiers on and Rockets pull away late to beat Nets

Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets drives against

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Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets drives against Chandler Parsons of the Houston Rockets. (Feb. 22, 2013) (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Deron Williams was hobbling around. Joe Johnson was in a suit on the bench. Certainly, this wasn't the scenario the Nets envisioned for their multimillion-dollar All-Star backcourt, watching them fight through injuries just as the Nets are beginning their sprint to April's regular-season finish line.

Johnson was bitten by the injury bug the other night in Milwaukee, developing what the Nets...

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