New Jersey Nets vs. Houston Rockets: NJ Needs Do Better Than This to Keep D-Will

February 26th, 2011 by Ryan Comstock Leave a reply »
The New Jersey Nets have about a season-and-a-half to convince newly acquired Deron Williams to stay with the team, and they haven't exactly started off on the right foot.

The Nets got thrashed by the Houston Rockets Saturday night by a final score of 123-108. The Rockets hit over 50 percent of their shots on the night and nearly 45 percent of their three-pointers, as New Jersey gave up far too many easy baskets and open looks.

The tone was set early, with Houston scoring 37 points in the first quarter and shooting 67 percent from the field. By halftime, the Rockets led 71-58 and the game was pretty much over.

As has been the case for much of the year, New Jersey fought back and crept to within nine a little over halfway through the third, but was unable to sustain the momentum and get any closer.

With the score 87-78 in favor of Houston, the Nets had the ball with a chance to cut the lead to seven or maybe even six.

Kris Humphries then proceeded to commit an offensive foul and the Rockets went on to score 12 unanswered points to put the game out of reach at 99-78.

Now, it's still too early to say what the Nets ...

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