The Pacers Come To New Jersey: A Quick Preview

November 17th, 2009 by David Glazer Leave a reply »
The Nets front office is trying a new marketing slogan for tonight's game, "10 is enough."  While most Nets would agree that losing the first 10 games of the season is enough, it has also been understandable. No team is going to win very many games when 4 out of your 5 starters are hurt.

Which brings us to tonight's game against the Pacers. The question is whether or not the Nets have enough fire power to defeat a Pacers team that just beat Boston.  On paper, the answer appears to be no.  Here is a rundown of the key match ups for the game.

T.J. Ford vs. Rafer Alston

This is in many ways a mirror match up.  Both players handle the ball very well and have played for winning teams.  Both are excellent passers with average jump shots.  Both will knock it down when left open and have trouble with a defender in their face because both are on the small side.  However, both have the ability to make the circus shot in the paint on drives to the basket.  In many ways, this match up is a push.  Where the Nets lose is in the backups.  The Pacers can go to Earl Watson, an established backup while the Nets have to use a SF in Terrence Williams ...

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