Eventhough, ESPN basketball analysts jokingly couldn’t recall any memorable wins for the Nets over the past 35 years. I sat at home thinking that the Nets have had great moments throughout this span of time. So, I decided to list the BIGGEST 3 Nets wins over their thirty-plus years in New Jersey.
TOP 3 WINS in New Jersey Nets History:
1. Nets vs. Spurs, NBA Finals – Game 4 – June 11th, 2003 - The Nets came into the game down in the series 2-1. Both teams we’re trading the lead back & forth through the first 3 quarters. Until, Jason Kidd & Kenyon Martin lead the Nets to a 1 point victory in the final seconds of the game. The Nets tied up the series at 2-2 before losing to San Antonio in six games. This was truly the BEST win in New Jersey Nets History!
Nets 77 – Spurs 76 (Series tied at 2-2)
2. Nets vs. Celtics, NBA Eastern Conference Finals, Game 6 – May 31st, 2002 – The Nets and Celtics we’re gripped in an epic battle through the previous five games. The Nets came into Boston with a 3-2 series lead. Game 6 turned out to be the BEST match-up of the them all. The Nets went into halftime down 10 points but they rallied behind Jason Kidd’s triple-double (15pts, 13assts,13rebs). As Keith Van Horn’s three-pointer secured the Nets spot in the NBA Finals for the first time ever!
Nets 96 – Celtics 88 (Nets win series 4-2)
3. Nets vs. Pistons, NBA Eastern Conference Finals, Game 4 – May 24th, 2003 – The Nets had been running rough shot through the playoffs by beating the Bucks(4-2) and sweeping the Celtics(4-0). After the first 3 games of this series, the Nets we’re in full control leading three games to zero on the guys from Detroit. The defending Eastern Conference Champs showed their killer instinct in Game 4 by crushing the helpless Pistons by 20 points. The Nets victory placed them back into the NBA finals for the second consecutive season.
Nets 102 – Pistons 82 (Nets win series 4-0)
Despite how most NBA fans feel about the Nets stay in New Jersey. I frankly think that basketball fans should remember the successes of this franchise during their 35-year stay in the Garden State. I hope that Nets fans will take stock in knowing that we did get to witness greatness on our court, even if it was only for a brief amount of time.
Thanks for the Memories!!!!!!!
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Written by Mark Cook