The Nets started and finished the game great, and that’s all that really matters doesn’t it? New Jersey took an early double digit lead, a lead they held for pretty much the whole game, but the Hawks kept chipping away, until they finally tied it at the end of the 4th, forcing overtime. The Nets took control in OT and beat Atlanta 107-101.
Brook Lopez had a stellar game, scoring a season high 32 points, along with a solid 9 rebounds. Devin Harris started off slow, only scoring 4 in the first half, but in the second he took over for the Nets scoring 23 and adding 9 assists. Kris Humphries, the new Mr. Hustle, added 12 points and 14 rebounds and battled hard inside with guys that have superior athleticism. Rookie Derrick Favors had a subpar game, but he also didn’t get too many minutes, 17 minutes, 7 points, 4 rebounds. Also rookie Damion James finally got into the game, playing only 5, but he could find a home as a replacement for T-Will, who was suspended for 2 games breaking team rules.
A very resilient home win for the Nets, even though the Hawks are struggling, and they led for most of the game. After they blew the lead, and Devin Harris missed the 3 pointer at the buzzer, the pessimist in me, thought the Nets would surely lose the game, but to my surprise they pulled it out in OT, which inspires some hope.
The opposite of inspiring hope, is watching Marvin Williams play. Why was he the second pick in the 2005 draft? Do Hawks fans get sick every time Deron Williams and Chris Paul fill up stat sheets, while Marvin has a good game once a month? There just is nothing good about his game, he isn’t overly athletic, he can’t shoot that well, he doesn’t distribute or rebound either, he seems like he would be a good 6th man, but he was the 2nd pick in the draft. I won’t harp on the Hawks too much because that year the Nets had the 15th pick and took Antoine Wright, while Danny Granger went two picks later, so everyone makes mistakes, but when the two players that are drafted right below Marvin are pure Superstars, it has to sting a little.
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.