Wizards vs. Nets: It Wasn’t Pretty, but New Jersey Ends 8-Game Skid

December 16th, 2010 by Ryan Comstock Leave a reply »
Earlier this week, Devin Harris of the New Jersey Nets called a team meeting to address the lack of energy his team has shown against some of the lower level teams.

The Nets have made a habit of getting down by double digits early in games. They've fought hard in just about every contest, but the holes they have dug were beginning to get too deep.

Thursday night against the Washington Wizards, New Jersey did provide the early game enthusiasm the point guard was looking for as it appeared they were on their way to a blowout.

At one point in the second quarter they built up a 23-point lead and took a 55-38 advantage into halftime.

In that first half the Nets shot 49 percent from the field and held the Wizards to 31 percent shooting. They forced 14 turnovers compared to their 12. They even got the free throw line 25 times.

Then the inconsistent energy issues resurfaced in the third quarter as Washington outscored them 29-19 and eventually tied that game at 75 in the fourth quarter.

The Nets turned it on from that point, however, outscoring the Wiz 22-14 and winning 97-89.

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