Denver Nuggets vs. New Jersey Nets: Nets Make Statement with Big Win

January 31st, 2011 by Ryan Comstock Leave a reply »
It seems the New Jersey Nets had a bit of a point to prove to one Carmelo Anthony.

Although they did not admit to anything of this nature, there's little doubt they took note of Anthony's assertion that New Jersey's supporting cast was simply not good enough for him.

Professionals with a great deal of pride do not take kindly to such claims, and given coach Avery Johnson's authoritative and hard-headed nature, it is highly likely the Denver star's feelings about this team were mentioned prior to tip-off.

It's also hard to see it as a coincidence that the Nets played their best game of the season, a 115-99 victory, against this particular opponent, especially when considering the team's biggest names were the ones to step up the most.

Devin Harris, whose name was brought up in just about every trade rumor, set a career-high in assists with 18.

New Jersey started the game incredibly strong, scoring 63 points in the first half and shooting 63 percent in the opening 24 minutes. When Denver fought back and made the game close in the fourth, Harris, who struggled with his shot for most of the night, connected on three of his fiv ...

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