Stage two begins tomorrow

Posted on: November 19th, 2012 by Devin Kharpertian Comments


Miami Heat LeBron James, Brooklyn Nets Deron Williams

After falling 103-73 to them on November 7th, The Brooklyn Nets face the Miami Heat again December 1st. (AP/Wilfredo Lee)

The Brooklyn Nets are 6-2 right now, and that's awesome. But the tests begin now.

The Brooklyn Nets are 6-2, mostly without Gerald Wallace, without a clearly defined 48-minute offensive plan, and with the worst third-quarter differential in the NBA. They're riding a wave right now, and with their starting lineup finally intact, look to vault forward. But it's not going to be easy. The Nets have faced the easiest schedule in the NBA so far, per Basketball-Reference's "strength of schedule" rating. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see why: The Nets' 8 opponents have played .371 ball outside of those Nets games, and that includes the 8-3 Miami Heat.

Here's the schedule for the next nine games... MORE →