Monday, November 12, 2007

Photo by: Jesse D. Garrabrant

After being up by double digits in the fourth quarter, the Nets let the Hornets make a big run that included two four point plays. The Nets are the real deal this year, but this was a sign of something they need to work on. Their defense down the stretch shows signs of a team that needs to change it up on defense and try to confuse other teams by having their defensive strategies change throughout the game. I also want to see the ball pounded to the big three down the stretch because Richard Jefferson needs to score in the fourth quarter unless they have a 30+ point lead.

Chris Paul had a monster game with 27 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds. Paul was a big contributor to the late game triumph because he stole a defensive rebound late and passed it out to Morris Peterson for a four point play after he made the free throw. Jason Kidd had 14 points, 10 assists and 9 rebounds. Kidd will always put up numbers, but the Nets should put the ball in his hands, which they didn't in the last 2.6 seconds.