Last night the high flying Clippers rolled into Newark to face a Nets team who was coming off a 30-point drubbing from the Heat in Miami. Rockin’ their old school ABA “New York Nets” jerseys. Deron Williams and the rest of the squad would have made Doctor J proud by taking a rear fast start all the way through to a 12-point lead at halftime.
The Clips struggled for most of the game despite strong performances from All-Stars Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, who hurt his left ankle in the fourth quarter. The Nets manage to hold off the “Lob City” squad from controlling the game until a late run put the Clippers ahead 100-98 with 4.3 seconds left on the clock.
With the game in the balance, everyone in the arena knew who was gonna take the last shot for New Jersey. Well, coach Vinnie Del Negro was thinking the same thing. So, he had his players double team D-Will when he received the inbound pass, as the clock continued to run down towards triple zeroes. An unexpected hero stepped up…Jordan Farmar!
The backup point guard showed his championship pedigree from his days with the Lakers. As, he found himself wide open with a chance to beat his former rivals and current Pacific Division leaders. Jordan calmly knocked down a last second three pointer to give the Nets the lead with 0.2 seconds remaining in the game.
Farmar has had a lackluster career so far with New Jersey but hitting this game-winning shot against L.A. is clearly the highlight of his season. The win in Brick City versus “Lob City” is also one of the few signatures victories for this 12-win Nets team.
Last night, Jersey fans had their own version of “Jordan Time”. Yes, it wasn’t MJ in game six of the NBA finals against the Jazz, but for Nets fans a win against the much-hyped LA Clippers will just have to do for now.
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Written by Mark Cook