Starting this week and every Friday here on Nets Are Scorching, we will take a look back and review the week that was.
Season Record: 8-15
Record From The Week: The Nets this week went 2-2 and it was snapshot of what an up-and-down team the Nets can be at times. They played great basketball at the start and end of the week, beating the Cavaliers and Pistons, but also they played a lackluster game in a loss to the Raptors and fought hard but ultimately fell to the Pacers.
Video Highlight of the Week:
Tweet/s of the Week:
I’m going to guess it’s a good thing Deron’s wife is tweeting this…
Quote/s of the Week: Avery Johnson speaking candidly about the Nets offense following their blowout loss to the Raptors:
It was like ‘Ok, Deron you come out with a 95 point play’ … that’s not going to work.
High Point/Low Point:
High Point – Playing with only eight healthy bodies, the Nets got a total team effort in a win over the Pistons. Especially impressive, the Nets’ “Williams Quartet” combined for 55 points, 27 rebounds and nine assists.
Low Point – After winning two in a row (76ers, Cavaliers) the Nets’ confidence and discussion of a playoff run was getting just a decibel louder, however, the Nets crashed right back down to earth, violently. In one of their least spirited efforts of the season losing to the Raptors and only scoring 73 points.
- It was announced this week that MarShon Brooks has suffered a fracture little toe and will miss extended time, the Nets third foot related injury of the season.
- Brook Lopez took his first significant steps toward recovery, running for the first time since surgery, this week.
- Dwight Howard is just dying to play with Stephen Jackson. No, seriously.
- DeShawn Stevenson will be out at least two weeks (knee) which prompted the Nets to sign veteran Keith Bogans and waive D-League call up Larry Owens.
Playoff/Lotto Watch?: How realistic a playoff berth for this team is, I don’t know. But, it’s still just a tad too early to count them out and look to the lottery. The Milwaukee Bucks would be the 8th seed currently with 10 wins, and the Nets are only two games back from that. So, for now, let’s keep our eye on the playoffs.
Week Ahead: A Four-game week and the Nets will finally get some home cooking. Three home games and the only away game coming vs. the cross Hudson rival Knicks.