Nets vs. Wizards: New Jersey Can’t Keep Momentum Going In Washington

January 7th, 2011 by Ryan Comstock Leave a reply »
After beating the Chicago Bulls Wednesday night, the hope was that the New Jersey Nets were on their way to turning things around.

The Nets reverted to their old ways against the Washington Wizards Friday, losing to one of the NBA's bottom feeders two days after beating a member of the Eastern Conference's elite.

In ways, the two games were a microcosm of New Jersey's season.

The Nets have been terribly inconsistent this year, from game to game and within games. It was evident against Chicago when they nearly blew a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter and it showed again when the team could not keep its momentum going after knocking off the Bulls.

New Jersey quickly fell behind 21-3 against the Wizards, a hill that was far too steep to climb.

The first quarter ended with Washington ahead 30-13, a period that saw that Nets shoot just 23 percent and allow their opponent to hit shots at a rate of 60 percent.

The game was actually rather close from there on out, with Washington holding a 67-64 scoring edge through the final three quarters. The Nets even got themselves to within 12 points at one point in the third, ...

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