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New Jersey Nets Game 37 Review January 14, 2009

Posted by netsophobia in Oklahoma City Thunder, Recap, Vince Carter, youtube.
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Well, looks like everyone that should start the game for the Nets started, and the end result was pretty good as well, aside from Carter’s apparent game winning jumpshot being canceled off by an ill advised time-out by Coach Frank, we move to four straight home wins after starting 5-12 at home.

Brook Lopez was the story of the game last night, 31 points and 13 rebounds, and his mandatory 2 blocks. Everything Lopez did, he did it confidence, his low post moves, his jumpshot, his free throws, everything looks perfect for Lopez at the moment and it’s paying dividends for the team. I have to say for a player his age, he plays the pick and roll really well, being able to finish strong with dunks and he always just seems to be at the right place at the right time, timely offensive rebounds and being able to finish with it are the reason he has his 31 points tonight.

I actually thought we’ve got the game in the pocket after a strong third quarter which saw us coming back from behind to take the lead. A 16-0 run stretch which saw the Thunder turn the ball numerous times, 3 steals by Carter in that span, but OKC came back strong in the fourth behind Durant to tie the game, before the “game winning” jumper by Carter.

Carter just took over in OT, scoring 7 to finish with 21 and 6 steals, his 2nd career high in as many games. Devin Harris who was a game time decision, showed no signs of his injury with 17 and 8, showing off his speed again, going coast to coast on certain occasions. Ryan Anderson in his first career NBA start, didn’t fare well shooting the basketball, 3-13, 0-4 from three, but he showed great hustle with 9 rebounds, 5 on the offensive end, I could say he warrants a start in the next game against the Celtics.

All in all it’s a solid win for the team, 9-12 now at home, we just need to keep winning home games now since we’re entering the toughest stretch of the season, starting tomorrow against the Champions Boston.


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