Nets Win!!!December 5, 2009
I’m not the biggest fan of the Nets but I have to give them some love for finally coming out of their funk last night. Two year veteran Brooke Lopez led the Nets with 31 points for coach Kiki Vandeweghe’s first win since assuming the head coaching position. Courtney Lee added 27 points and nailed two tie-breaking free throws with 2:22 remaining in the final quarter to seal the deal for 1-18 New Jersey.
Chris Douglas-Roberts who recently criticized the team for it’s lack of toughness recently has this to say, “We did a great job of responding tonight, I’ve seen a lot of guys who looked like new guys out there, really. They looked like new guys, so I have to introduce myself to these new guys.”
The Nets who have been injury riddled since the start of the season are beginning to get healthy, Keyon Dooling (hip surgery) and Tony Battie (sore right knee) both played for the first time this season, and Net coach Kiki Vandeweghe said Yi Jianlian (sprained right knee ligament) practiced Thursday.