Sacramento Kings Crush New Jersey Nets’ Hopes of First Win

November 28th, 2009 by Stephanie Mascone Leave a reply »

One question running through to minds of all New Jersey Nets fans is, “Who can the Nets actually beat?”  Some might have speculated that the Nets had a legitimate chance against the Sacramento Kings, seeing as how the Kings finished last season with the worst record in the league and only 17 wins.  For a few minutes last night there might have been a glimmer of hope for Nets fans, but they still could not deliver a win.

Late in the third quarter, the Nets came within 6 points, but could not close the gap completely.  With a little over two minutes left in the game, coach Lawrence Frank instructed his players to start fouling the Kings in hopes that Omri Casspi and Beno Udrih would miss their free throws. 

In theory, his team would then convert on the other end of the court. However, theory doesn’t always work in practice.  Casspi and Udrih made their free throws, and Frank’s team couldn’t score.  Devin Harris missed two uncontested layups in transition after four offensive rebounds by the Nets to no avail.  The Kings ended up winning 109 – 96. ...

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