Nets vs. Trail Blazers: 4th Quarter Meltdown Leads to New Jersey Loss

January 16th, 2011 by Ryan Comstock Leave a reply »
After playing a good three quarters of basketball, the New Jersey Nets came undone in the fourth quarter, scoring just 13 points and losing to the Portland Trail Blazers, 96-89.

The Nets held a 78-74 lead early in the fourth, but were just five of 16 from the field in the final period and got careless with the ball towards the end.

With about a minute and a half left, Portland led by one and the Nets had a chance to take the lead if they could execute.

Instead, New Jersey had three turnovers in 30 seconds, allowing the Blazers to get ahead 92-87, and the home team never looked back.

The Nets have now lost five in a row and are winless in their last eight road games.

While New Jersey was, for most of the game, efficient on offense (they shot 50 percent) and did a good job of scoring in the paint (50 points), they were out-rebounded 40-30 and gave up 17 offensive boards to Portland.

The game also marked the second time in as many nights where the Nets were at a severe disadvantage in terms of free throw attempts, as New Jersey attempted just 12 while Portland put up 25 shots from the line.

Devin Harri ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - NBA
Article written by


Comments are closed.