76ers vs. Nets: Pitiful Performance From New Jersey Leads To 8th Straight Loss

December 14th, 2010 by Ryan Comstock Leave a reply »
The New Jersey Nets have been in some ugly and frustrating games this year, but their Tuesday night contest with the Philadelphia 76ers may have been the worst of them all.

Let's get the excuses out of the way first.

The Nets were without Terrence Williams, who is on his way out of town. They also lost Anthony Morrow to injury before the game even started.

Morrow hurt his right hamstring at some point just before tip-off. He tried to give it a go in the first quarter, but lasted less than a minute before heading back to the locker room, his night over.

In addition, New Jersey was unable to use Joe Smith as he is part of the Williams deal and they could not afford to give him the opportunity to hurt himself.

Now that that's out of the way, on to just how bad this game was.

In falling to Philadelphia 82-77, the Nets somehow managed to lose a game in which they held their opponent to 41 percent from the field (the league leaders in opponent field goal percentage, Miami, are at 43 percent), had a rebounding advantage of 51-36, including 19-5 on the offensive glass, and attempted more free throws than the Sixers.

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