The Nets are a completely different team now that Deron Williams is back and Paul Pierce has shifted to a sixth-man role. The team is unselfish on offense and lockdown on defense, scoring 81 points through three quarters while holding the Clippers to just 33.3% shooting from the field.
While Williams and Pierce have been impressive, integral parts to the recent Nets success, point-forward Andray Blatche has been in a world of his own! Blatche went unconscious in the third quarter, hitting one crafty shot after another, none sweeter then a rainbow jumper over DeAndre Jordan.
The Barclays Center erupted as Blatche played point guard to close out the third quarter. A standing ovation was all too appropriate for the 9-year veteran and his explosive play as of late. As for the play? He clanked the three. But the way he carried the third quarter, who cares?