Nets vs. Bulls: Lack of 3-Point Shooting, Bench Scoring Evident in NJ Loss

December 31st, 2010 by Ryan Comstock Leave a reply »
The inability for the New Jersey Nets to execute in late game, pressure situations is undoubtedly a huge factor in their rough start, but they are currently being done in by other deficiencies.

Against the Chicago Bulls on New Year's Eve, failure to execute on offense down the stretch certainly led to the 90-81 loss the Nets were handed. There were other glaring holes that contributed to New Jersey's fourth defeat in a row though.

Mainly, these defects are the Nets' absence of three point shooting and scoring from the second unit.

Not having a consistent threat from downtown can easily be attributed to Anthony Morrow's hamstring, which is currently taking longer to heal than expected.

Morrow is statistically one of the best long range shooters in NBA history, and was shooting threes at a rate of 41 percent before going down. The timing of the injury was a shame because he was really starting to stroke it just before he felt a "pop" in his right hammy.

When Sasha Vujacic first came to the Nets it appeared he might be able to fill that void, but he has had difficulty with the deep shots lately, and on Friday was just 2-of-6 ...

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