Quick Recap: LA Lakers 106 New Jersey Nets 87

So that wasn’t as bad as expected, I guess that is a good thing.  After a first half where the Nets only scored 34 points, I was thinking the Nets could threaten the record for fewest points in a game (Like the Nets are going to need to break anymore records of awfulness).  Since there has been so much negative today (the Lawrence Frank firing, the tying of the record) I am going to focus on the positives as much as I can in the bullets:

  • Courtney Lee looked good.  I mean real good.  Maybe it is because he played so poorly this season, but he looked to be at 100%.  He had a bounce in his step, and he was attacking the hoop.  Plus, he was hitting his shot.  He went for 15 points and 5 rebounds while shooting 6-9, including a three.
  • Brook Lopez was a monster out there tonight.  26 and 12.  He was getting to the line and he made those shots.
  • Rafer Alston (despite playing awful) showed some heart at the end, giving up a hard foul at the end of the game when Shannon Brown spotted up for a 3 with little time left.
  • Guys were still hustling out there late into the game, and that was good to see.  Sean Williams was still all over the court, and even Devin was diving for loose balls with under 2 minutes left in the game.
  • Devin Harris was hitting the 3 tonight, going 3-6 from deep and finishing with 16 points and 6 assists.
  • Terrence Williams had a great play late in the third where he attacked the basket with a mean crossover and finished with a dunk.  He needs to do that more.