Nets collapse to lose 9th straight

1/27/08 – The Nets were looking to finish their road trip with a win and to end their streak of 8 straight losses against the Timberwolves, dubbed the worst team in the league. But the Nets weren\’t even able to close out what was a 14 point lead in the 4th quarter, and ultimately collapsed to the Al Jefferson lead Timberwolves. Al Jefferson had 40 points and 19 rebounds, but his 4 most important points came from the free throw line at the conclusion of the game to finish off the Nets and to win by 3 points.*

As much as emotional wins, and turning points in a season are noted when a team turns things around, the loss to the Timberwolves could mark the game that made Nets management pull the trigger and blow up the team. The Nets now sit on a dismal 18-26 record, and are at 9th place in the Eastern Conference. The Nets schedule doesn\’t get any easier as they will be playing 4 of their next 6 games on the road.

Notes: Sean Williams grabbed 12 boards and swatted 3 shots, while Jefferson lead the Nets in scoring with 35 points on 11-22 shooting.

On Tuesday prior to the Bucks game, the Nets are holding a chalk-talk with several season ticket holders which will allow the fans to talk directly with a member of the Nets management. So be sure to check the site after that game to read all about what was asked and what answers were given.

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