Nets vs Jazz: New Jersey Hangs With Utah, Doomed By 4th Quarter, 3-Point Misses

November 17th, 2010 by Ryan Comstock Leave a reply »
The New Jersey Nets are showing that they can hang with the top teams, but are not quite there yet.

In a 98-88 loss to the Utah Jazz, New Jersey proved that they are a tough game. Their dreadful fourth quarter and poor three-point shooting led to their fall, however.

The Nets were down 77-70 heading into the fourth, then went 6-of-20 in the final frame.

New Jersey was by no means on fire prior to the fourth, shooting at 40 percent through three quarters. Their shooting in the final quarter brought them down to 38 percent on the night, though.

The team was also just 4-for-21 (19 percent) on threes. They are at 39.3 percent on the season, and going just 8-for-21 would have had them right around that mark. It would also likely have resulted in a different outcome.

The Nets had trouble keeping Utah off the line, as the Jazz attempted 37 free throws compared to New Jersey's 25.

In fact, Utah had six more makes from the line than the Nets had attempts.

Along with New Jersey out-rebounding the Jazz 57-44, including a 16-9 advantage on offensive rebounds, they may feel like they let one get away here, which ...

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