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Regular Season Game 7: Nenad Krstic blew it November 13, 2007

Posted by netsophobia in Atlantic Division, NBA talk, New Jersey Nets, New Orleans Hornets, Recap.

I was pretty confident of securing the W with a few minutes left on the clock and Sean Williams playing out of his shins, therefore, I left my my fucking table to go for a short relief at the toilet feeling pretty good about a 5-2 start. But to my horror, I came back with the score tied and Nenad Krstic bricking two free throws and missing another 10 footer to pretty much destroyed whatever good stuff that RJ, Kidd, Toine and the rest of the guys, sans Boki Nachbar had done, and to make things worse Chris Paul hit right back for the game winning lay-up with 2.9 seconds remaining. Depressing really, and it’s a streak already.

New Jersey Nets' Antoine Wright attempts to split the defense of New Orleans Hornets' David West, left, and Morris Peterson (9) during the second quarter of NBA basketball Monday night, Nov. 12, 2007 in East Rutherford, N.J.

This time tho, it was a bit different from the norm, usually we have those sucky third quarters before charging back in the fourth, this game it’s the other way round, with RJ spearheading the guys with that big third quarter of his, but then came the last 6 minutes in the fourth, a 9 point lead gone just like that, Morris Peterson must have read this blog before the game, and that four point play of his? fuck, and the Hornets were a crazy 11-17 from the three point line, that’s what kept them in the game and ultimately the win.

Once again, Frank had me puzzled with his crazy rotation scheme, yes, Jason Collins did not play in the fourth but Sean Williams was on a roll, why swap him out for Nenad Krstic? this is crazy, he expects a guy who has been sitting for like 10-15 minutes to come out and make a clutch play straightaway? Krstic had two chances to win the game and he blew it both of them, the free throw and the shot. But still, it’s good to see Krstic rebounding the basketball and for the first time in a very long time, another Net leading the team in rebounds other than Kidd. Sean Williams was having the best game of his career, 6 points including that dunk. 8 rebounds, and 4 monsta blocks in just 19 minutes of play, surely this has gotta count for something in Larry’s mind. I hope to see him more over the next couple of games.

As for Antoine Wright and Boki Nachbar, for Toine, I can just say something like maybe the starting role jitters got to him, yeha I know he started last season in RJ’s spot, but hey this is the new and improved Toine, there’s got to be something nervousness right? but he did well except for the bad shooting, and he did play the fourth with some big baskets to try and hold the Hornets off, as for Boki, today is just not the day for Eastern Europeans. Jason Collins is of Eastern European descent too, having his usual splendid numbers.

What could have been, what could have been, was 5-2, but instead, the defensive lapses in the fourth and missed free throws made us 4-3. sucks to be Frank, and Byron Scott’s smirking already, it’s a streak and we gotta stop it.

Lines for the Game
Final Score: New Jersey Nets 82 – 84 New Orleans Hornets
RJ Line: 32 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 7-7 FT
Jason Kidd Line: 14 points, 10 assists, 9 rebounds, 2 threes
Toine Line: 12 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 4-14 FGs
Sub of the Game: Sean Williams, 6 points, 4-6 FTs, 8 rebounds, 4 blocks, 1 steal




1. nets-6th-man - November 14, 2007

nets shooda had this one.
bone head plays everywhere…

hey man, your blog actually caused me to make my own nets blog. come check it out man. if you can, can u give me some pointers or something? cuz your blog is really really good.

2. nets-6th-man - November 14, 2007
3. netsophobia - November 14, 2007

yo man, nice to see another Nets blog up and running, there’s alot of them coming up now, it’s a good thing tho and I’ll be glad to help in anyway I can, and yeah Hornets stole it from us, that’s it.

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