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Regular Season Game 12: I think they got the Memo November 23, 2007

Posted by netsophobia in NBA talk, New Jersey Nets, Pacific Division, Portland TrailBlazers, Recap, youtube.

Boy oh boy, boy oh boy, I could just repeat this sentence a thousand times and end the review there, but the Nets did something different today, yeah winning was something very different, but that’s not it, the Nets did something very very different, instead of trailing in the fourth and coming in letting the other team expand the lead, the Nets did one better, they came in sucked for the first couple of minutes, and absolutely killed it in the remaining time, massive win, massive morale booster and massive indication that Vince = victory, V for victory right, just clicks.

Why is that video there btw, well if you could just turn a blind eye on Tony Parker and Dwyane Wade, you could actually see Kidd’s and one that sealed the W, Nachbar getting back his legs (shocker), and Vince Carter dunking with a sore ankle. None of them made them made the top 3 tho sadly.

Back to the game, remember when I said we need Nachbar shooting well for us to have a chance at winning games? well this is it, he shot well we won, he shot well against the Sixers we won too, and about how RJ couldn’t score without Vince in the game, see, once Vince was back into the game and started to hit a few shots, the Blazers wasn’t collasping on RJ no more and taht allowed him space to shoot and drive to get to the line, which was how he got his 30 points thru 11 FTs made.

PORTLAND, OR - NOVEMBER 21: Vince Carter #15 of the New Jersey Nets drives to an opening during a game against the Portland Trail Blazers on November 21, 2007 at the Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER:  User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2007 NBAE  (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Antoine Wright’s stock isn’t exactly going up but it is slowly ascending, topping double figures in 10 of the 12 games he’s in and still playing good Defense on his part, and he’s shooting the ball better than ever while somehow gaining confidence to dunk the basketball onto anybody, that’s remarkable. I haven’t reached the part where Jason Kidd notched his 90th triple double did I? and I haven’t note that we shot 50% from three with thirteen shots made and 28 assists? and do you know when this game was won? the moment Jason Collins scored his third field goal in 12 games.

It’s good to be winning again. SING WHEN YOU’RE WINNING.

Final Score: New Jersey Nets 106 – 101 Portland Trail Blazers
Jason Kidd line: 12 points, 11 rebounds, 13 assists, 1 three
Richard Jefferson line: 30 points, 3 threes, 11-14 FTs
Vince Carter line: 6-8 FGs, 13 points
Collins line: 18 minutes, 2 points, 2 assists, 2 TOs
Sub of the Game: Bostjan Nachbar, 23 points, 5 threes.

edit: I’m starting a new side column today



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