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Playoffs : Round 1 : New Jersey Nets – Toronto Raptors Game 3 preview April 27, 2007

Posted by netsophobia in NBA Playoffs, NBA previews, New Jersey Nets, Toronto Raptors.
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New Jersey Nets 1
Toronto Raptors 1


OK, good news is Vince Carter is still confident he can bounce back, and he admitted that he should have been more agressive, which is good, now he knows that he have to attack the rim and make things happen rather than just waiting for the game to come to him.

But the bad news is, Jason Kidd after a slight collision in Game 2 is a game-time decision for the Nets, which means Marcus WIlliams will have to start, and i don’t want to be even talking about that, but knowing Jason Kidd, he’s a fierce competitor, and after all he did continue playing in Game 2 and still shot the ball well, so unless it’s something major, he will start.

Other bench players will have to step-up big other than just Boki nachbar, because if VC is struggling or even RJ is struggling, guys like Mikki Moore and the bench will have to pick up the slack.

Asserting themselves early on will be important, we have to avoid another 12 point first quarter and start the game ablze, set the tone by getting to the hole and draw fouls, let the three pointers come with the game flow, don’t just bloddy hell jack up threes like it’s nobody’s business, we need this W, play defense and show good offense. GO NETS!

Lines for the Game
Final Score :
New Jersey Nets by 8
VC Projection : 25, 6, 6
Jason Kidd projection : 17, 11, 9
Jason Collins projection : 4 points, 4 PFs
Matchup of the Game : Vince Carter – Anthony Parker

(edit : a historical day here at Hooplah as well, the projection numbers are spot on, T-dot won by 6, strike one, VC had 11 boards, strike two, Jason Kidd had 14 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists, strike three four and five.)

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