NJN@SAS 3.4.08

Duncan\’s 29 Leads Spurs to 10th Straight

By: NBASCOUT / Special to netsinteractive.com

San Antonio 81, Nets 70

San Antonio, TX, Mar. 4 — The Nets were game for a quarter or so, but the San Antonio Spurs took firm control of the game like before to win going away 81-70. New Jersey couldn\’t mount a sustained challenge to the Spurs suffocating defense and couldn\’t answer their offense led by Tim Duncan\’s 29 points.

Newly acquired PG Devin Harris, in a starting role for the first time, started off the game well enough dishing more assists (7 in total for the game) than he had the game before (only 2) leading New Jersey to a seven point first quarter margin, 24-17. But soon enough the team went away from what worked and fell in love with the jumper. Instead of moving the ball and taking it to the hole, the Nets fell back and San Antonio advanced.

PG Devin Harris went cold from the floor the rest of the way. He was a good tandem along with PG Marcus Williams in the backcourt, though. SG Vince Carter led the Nets with 19 points and 9 boards. Marcus followed with a cool 16 points on 6-10 from the floor including 3-5 from beyond the arc. SF Richard Jefferson had an off-night.

The Nets play again tomorrow, Wednesday, March 5, down in Memphis. The Grizzlies should be an easier opponent after two straight against the Spurs. The game gets underway at 8:00pm EST and will be broadcast on Yes Network.*

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