MIA@NJN 11.17.07

The New Jersey Nets continued their losing ways tonight at home. The Miami Heat edged New Jersey, 91-87.


The struggling Heat managed to snap a three-game losing streak and won only for the second time this season moving to 2-8. New Jersey dropped its fifth straight, falling to 4-6.


Once again, the Nets were up early, staking themselves to a ten point lead with about four minutes remaining in the first quarter, but couldn\’t sustain momentum throughout. Tallying a record 26 turnovers on the season, many in the second quarter, the men-from-the-Meadowlands succumbed in typical recent fashion during the last few moments of the game.


Bad play and missed free-throws once again did New Jersey in during the crucial final seconds. The team now embarks on a four game Western swing that ends Sunday, November 25, in Los Angeles against the much-improved Lakers.


Among the brighter lights for the Nets this evening, early Rookie-of-The-Year candidate, Power-Forward/Center Sean \”Swat\” Williams, starting for the first time, had a breakout game leading the team with 22 points, 8 rebounds and a pair of blocked shots in 36 minutes of action. It was his his longest stint of the young season. Future Hall-of-Fame Point-Guard Jason Kidd flirted with another triple double: 16 points, 15 assists and eight rebounds.*

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