New Orleans Hornets Vs. New Jersey Nets: Nets Buzz Hornets in Overtime

February 9th, 2011 by Jim Mancari Leave a reply »
You know how they say the only interesting part of a basketball game is the last five minutes?

Well, tonight that rang true for the New Jersey Nets and New Orleans Hornets and then some, with an additional five minutes deciding the outcome.

The Nets captured a 103-101 overtime victory over the Hornets tonight at “The Rock” in Newark, NJ.

The Hornets continue their slump as they have now lost six of seven games and will have to play 10 of their next 13 games on the road.

The game had a wild finish. Brook Lopez drew a foul with 24.3 seconds remaining and nailed both free throws giving the Nets a two-point lead.

Chris Paul came down the court and flat out dribbled into Jordan Farmar, knocking the ball out of bounds in the process.

The following events prove that the nets have yet to take the next step in playing fundamental basketball.

Devin Harris could not find anyone open on the inbound pass, and the Nets received a five second violation, giving the Hornets a chance to tie with 19.5 seconds left.

Paul drove under the hoop and kicked out to Willie Green, who just missed tying ...

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