Dec 22, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics guard Joe Johnson (55) moves the ball against The Cleveland Cavaliers in the second half at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Seven-time NBA All-Star Joe Johnson signed a 10-day contract with the Boston Celtics — the team that drafted him 20 years ago — on Wednesday morning, at the age of 40. Johnson’s last game in the NBA was in 2018 with the Houston Rockets (specifically Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals).

Well, the Celtics had a game on Wednesday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers, and they got Johnson into the game while leading by 16 with under two minutes to go. The crowd at TD Garden went crazy as Johnson checked into the game.

And in the final 30 seconds, Johnson showed why he earned the nickname “Iso Joe” to sink his only shot attempt in the game.

Celtics star Jaylen Brown — who had a game-high 34 points — played with Johnson over the summer, and said that Johnson has “still got a lot in the tank.”

It certainly looked like the usual Joe Johnson for one possession, at least.

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