Perhaps the Nets are ready to turn the page from the disaster that was last season. The new Nets, and they are new, only 4 people remain from last years team, showed to at least the fans they aren’t just a walk over. They outscored the Detroit Pistons by 10 in the final 1:30 to pull off a nice comeback win 101-98. The comeback was capped off by 3-point specialist Anthony Morrow, with 26 seconds left. After Morrow hit the three to give them the lead, their defense didn’t let them down, and made Detroit force up a bad shot, to seal the victory.
Brook Lopez and Devin Harris carried the team for the most part. Lopez had 25 points and 9 rebounds, while Harris had 22 points and 9 assists. Morrow helped, besides his game winning 3, with 13 points. Terrence Williams came off the bench to give them 30+ minutes along with 10 points 6 boards and 4 assists. T-Will is clearly the Nets best bench player, and they feed off his energy, along with his overall skills, if only he was a better scorer he could be special. The #3 pick in the draft, Derrick Favors, had a solid first start, coming off the bench with 8 points, but was great on the glass and had 10 rebounds, including 3 offensive rebounds. All of this helped the Nets start off the new season 1-0 compared to last season when they didn’t get their first win til the 19th game of the season.
A quick side note: It is almost sad to see T-Mac out there still trying to play. Back in the early-mid 2000′s he was leading the league in scoring. Last night, he played 14 minutes and didn’t score a point. It might be time to give the comeback up.
About the Author
Written by Bennett Snyder
Recently graduated from Temple University with a degree in Journalism. I have been a sports fan since before I could speak. While every kids dream of making it to the professional level didn't work out for me, I still have a strong desire to be around sports 24/7. I was born and live in Philadelphia, but spent most of my life in central New Jersey, so this tri-state area of NJ/NY/PA is my forte. If you have any questions you would like to ask just email me, no matter which sport, because i follow them all except golf and nascar.