Joe Johnson had a big game in the Jordan Pure J.Joe Johnson had a big game in the Jordan Pure J.

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Friday around the League, tensions seem to be at a tipping point as some of the League’s top teams faced off. Despite all of the unwelcome grabbing, and a flurry of punches being thrown, a few players were able to keep their game a step ahead of the rest.

Atlanta’s Joe Johnson put up 34 points, eight rebounds and seven assists as the Hawks held down their home court against the visiting New York Knicks. The win gives the Hawks their 30th victory of the season and ties them with the Orlando Magic, who lost to Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls’ win keeps them tied with the Miami Heat for second best in the Eastern Conference behind only the Boston Celtics.

In the Western Conference, a triple double by Russell Westbrook and 40 points from Kevin Durant led the Thunder passed the Wizards. After two overtime sessions, the Thunder wound up with their 30th victory of the year. Despite 38 points from Kobe Bryant, the Sacramento Kings defeated the defending champs in Los Angeles behind 27 points and 10 rebounds from rookie DeMarcus Cousins.

Despite the impressive performances, our Sneaker Watch coverage spotted some even more impressive sneakers on the court, including an appearance from an unexpected Jordan Countdown Pack Retro.

Check out the photos below courtesy of ESPN/Yahoo.Sneaker Watch: A look at what the pros wear.

Mike Bibby in the Jordan Retro 13.Mike Bibby in the Jordan Retro 13.Danilo Gallinari in the Reebok Zig Slash PE.Danilo Gallinari in the Reebok Zig Slash PE.

Amar'e Stoudemire in the Nike Zoom Huarache.Amar’e Stoudemire in the Nike Zoom Huarache Trainer.

LeBron James in the Nike Air Max LeBron VIII V2.LeBron James in the Nike Air Max LeBron VIII V2.

Derrick Rose drives in the adidas adiZero Rose.Derrick Rose in the adidas adiZero Rose.

Gilbert Arenas shoots a jumper in the Jordan CMFT Max 12.Gilbert Arenas shoots a jumper in the Jordan CMFT Max 12.

Gerald Wallace drives in the Jordan Retro 13.Gerald Wallace drives in the Jordan Retro 13.

John Wall shoots in a newly available colorway of the Reebok Zig Slash.John Wall shoots in a newly available colorway of the Reebok Zig Slash.

Manny Harris pulled out the Jordan Retro 18 from the Countdown Pack.Manny Harris pulled out the Air Jordan Retro 18 from the Countdown Pack.

Mike Dunleavy dunks, yes dunks, with two hands even, in the Nike Zoom Kobe V.Mike Dunleavy dunks, yes dunks, with two hands even, in the Nike Zoom Kobe V.

Kobe Bryant soars in the Concord Nike Zoom Kobe VI.Kobe Bryant soars in the Concord Nike Zoom Kobe VI.

DeMarcus Cousins shoots in the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse.DeMarcus Cousins shoots in the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse.