Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Nets (115) - Wizards (88)

The Nets followed up a nice win over the Bucks with a blow out win over the Wizards. This score is indicative of how the game should've turned out considering the Wizards are the worst team in the NBA and they were playing with only 8 healthy bodies, and one of the many injured was Caron Butler. While the score indicates a blow out, and it certainly was one in the second half, the Nets struggled throughout the first half and with just a few minutes left were down by 7 points to the Wiz, but then Devin Harris took over. He ignited a Nets run that put them up by 5 at the half and they never looked back from there. The Nets outscored the Wiz 35 to 18 in the 3rd quarter, effectively ending the game. The Nets got another solid team performance tonight after one last night versus the Bucks. Ryan Anderson continued his hot shooting, he really seems to be growing comfortable in the starting role, and finished with 18 points and 9 rebounds. Brook Lopez kept things going for the rookies recording his 3rd straight double-double with 12 points and 12 boards. The Big 2 led the way yet again however as Harris and Carter finished with 26 and 20 points respectively. Also, tonight saw the return of Sean Williams to the court for the Nets, and he made a statement immediately, coming into the game and throwing down a powerful left handed jam. On the Washington side, a player people should watch out for is Nick Young, the 2nd year guard out of USC. He has a great ability to create his own shot, and make tough shots as well. He is developing into an instant offense type of guy for the Wizards and should be an Eddie House type player in this league. Overall, this victory was a must win for the Nets and they won it convincingly, as they should have.

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