WAS@NJN 12.28.07

Nets Turn Back Wiz

The Washington Wizards came to town, but this time the Nets didn\’t disappoint the IZOD faithful. They hung on for a 109-106 victory.

Once again, the \”Big Three\” rode the fresh legs and hustle of the \”Kiddie Corps\” to a much-needed victory. After the Detroit debacle, the Nets couldn\’t afford to let down.

While the Nets ran out to a three-point lead with a hot hand at 30-27 after one. The Arena-less Wizards came right back to take a six point lead at 59-53 at the half.

The men from Washington stretched it to nine midway through the third before the Nets came roaring back. That turned it into a nip-and-tuck affair the rest of the way before the Nets pulled away late in the fourth.*

Once again, the \”Big Three\” of Kidd, Carter and Jefferson got it done with big games from each. BUT, this victory would not have been possible without the production from the \”Kiddie Corps\” front line.

Tally 19 points, 18 rebounds and five blocked shots for Mssrs. Sean Williams and Josh Boone. Also credit Bostjan \”Boki\” Nachbar (12p) for coming up with some big shots from long-range.

The Nets long-range shooting from beyond the arc (8-of-17) played a big part for New Jersey as they outshot Washington (8-of-23) from the perimeter. That along with some clutch defensive and offensive play from Sean Williams (14 points, 10 boards and five blocks) to go with Jason Kidd\’s (20p, 12a and 8r), Vince Carter\’s (24p, 7a) and Richard Jefferson\’s (26p) sterling play sealed the win.

The most important factor about this game is that the team didn\’t let down from the previous loss. They picked themselves up and kept working.

The \”Big Three\” and the \”Kiddie Corps\” kept working. Fresh legs and veteran savvy paid off.

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