Pistons vs. Nets: It Wasn’t Always Pretty, But New Jersey Wins Big over Detroit

January 21st, 2011 by Ryan Comstock Leave a reply »
It was a struggle to score points at times for the New Jersey Nets, but they were still able to come out with a 15-point victory over the Detroit Pistons, winning 89-74.

After getting out to a slow start by hitting just six of their 16 first-quarter shot attempts, New Jersey turned it on and hit 48 percent of their shots for the rest of the night.

Like the opening period, the third quarter was a lesson in offensive inefficiency, as the Nets connected on only 37 percent of their shots, but things would soon turn for the better.

Going along with rest of the team, Anthony Morrow, making his return after missing 17 games, couldn't find his rhythm early on, but figured it out when it mattered.

Morrow didn't make a basket until just before the third quarter ended, when he nailed a three-pointer. He went on to score New Jersey's first seven points of the fourth (10 in a row going back to the third), opening up a 74-62 lead the Pistons could not overcome.

The Nets as a whole shot 63 percent in the game's final period, scoring 22 points in the process. They also hunkered down defensively for the entire game, holding Detroit to a 33 ...

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