Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

March 14 - New Jersey

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • March 14 - New Jersey

    Lost in all the hoopla of the last 2 days is the games... they are still on going.

    ESPN Preview:

    The New Jersey Nets are missing a pair of stars, so they are hoping Kris Humphries can help pick up the slack.

    Humphries has eight double-doubles in his last 12 games heading into Wednesday night's third matchup of the season between the Nets and the visiting Toronto Raptors.

    New Jersey (14-29) is missing Brook Lopez (knee) and Deron Williams (sore right calf). Lopez is out a few more weeks while Williams could be back after missing the last two games.

    Humphries, though, is averaging 15.3 points and 11.7 rebounds over his last 12. He had a career-high 31 points and 18 rebounds in Monday's 105-99 home loss to Milwaukee, becoming the first Net with at least 30 points and 18 rebounds since Derrick Coleman had 31 and 18 on Feb. 5, 1994.

    Still, coach Avery Johnson felt New Jersey could have done a better job of taking advantage of the forward's effectiveness.

    "Try to figure out a way to get Humphries double-teamed, and if he is double-teamed, we gotta have proper spacing," Johnson said.

    Humphries never reached that level of play in three seasons with Toronto from 2006-09, never scoring more than 17 points in a game.

    He played well last season in three starts against the Raptors (14-28), averaging 16.7 points on 56.8 percent shooting to go with 15.3 rebounds per game. These clubs have split two matchups this season, with Humphries making 3 of 12 shots for nine points although he has totaled 24 rebounds.

    The visiting team has won each meeting, and that's not surprising since the Nets have been better on the road than at home. New Jersey has lost nine of its last 10 at the Prudential Center, where it's allowing opponents to shoot 49.0 percent -- the NBA's worst home mark.

    "My guys battle, they play hard, we know defensively we haven't been great," said Johnson after Monday's defeat. "But they're in games. There are no moral victories, but I can't hang this as the most disappointing loss. You see our guys, they're diving on the floor."

    One bright spot is MarShon Brooks, second in the league among rookies with 13.8 points per game.

    "We just got to be professionals about it and be ready to play Wednesday," Brooks said.

    Toronto is without injured point guard Jose Calderon, but his absence due to a sprained ankle didn't hurt the team in Tuesday's 96-88 victory at Cleveland. Calderon's replacement, Jerryd Bayless, had 20 points and seven assists and helped hold Cavaliers rookie star Kyrie Irving to 5-of-17 shooting.

    "He was my biggest nightmare," Toronto coach Dwane Casey said of Irving. "Jerryd did a good job of containing him."

    The Raptors improved to 3-0 against the Cavs while going 11-28 against everyone else. They moved one-half game ahead of the Nets and out of the Atlantic Division basement.

    Andrea Bargnani had 19 points, his most in three games back after missing 20 with a strained calf. He's averaging 26.8 points in his last four games against New Jersey.

    "He's gonna bounce back pretty good. I'm not concerned about him," Casey said. "I want us to continue to grow as far as our offensive rhythm is concerned, and most of all keep our defensive focus."

    No Williams or Lopez for New Jersey.

  • #2
    Another trial for Jerryd Bayless
    @Chr1st1anL

    Comment


    • #3
      To me Bayless is playing a better game than yesterday and he hasn't taken a shot. He is not holding on to the ball for long periods of time, he is moving ball around. If he keeps it up this will be his best game yet. I don't care if he shoots as long as it is within the flow of the game.

      Comment


      • #4
        In 12 mins Jerryd Bayless has 6 ast 0 TO(should be 7 didn't give one on the LB and one jumper)
        @Chr1st1anL

        Comment


        • #5
          saints91 wrote: View Post
          To me Bayless is playing a better game than yesterday and he hasn't taken a shot. He is not holding on to the ball for long periods of time, he is moving ball around. If he keeps it up this will be his best game yet. I don't care if he shoots as long as it is within the flow of the game.
          Completely agree. The more starting mins jerryd gets the better. he will improove with time. Important not to forget we are playing scrubs today too.

          Comment


          • #6
            pesterm1 wrote: View Post
            Completely agree. The more starting mins jerryd gets the better. he will improove with time. Important not to forget we are playing scrubs today too.
            True, I know that's the excuse JB "haters" are going to use to explain why has only taken one shot
            @Chr1st1anL

            Comment


            • #7
              Hahaha Matt Devlin just made me laugh for the first time ever.

              Leo: (Talking about defense) Y'know Matt, I've never seen you leave your feet.
              Matt: That's because I can't!

              Comment


              • #8
                Bayless so far... 1-2 FG 8 AST lol
                The Double Champ is here!
                Dynasty King: RRNBADLS7
                Raptors: Larry O'Brien

                Comment


                • #9
                  A little JV highlight reel at halftime! Booya!
                  The Double Champ is here!
                  Dynasty King: RRNBADLS7
                  Raptors: Larry O'Brien

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Mack North wrote: View Post
                    Bayless so far... 1-2 FG 8 AST lol
                    Yaaa but he doesn't pass within the offense...

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Valanciunas feature at Half Time! Should be fun to watch!

                      ADD Mack beat me to it. You've got yourself a quick draw, sir.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
                        Yaaa but he doesn't pass within the offense...
                        Hey Hey Hey... HEY... Stop it... Stop.. it!... Stop it! *Peter Griffin voice*
                        The Double Champ is here!
                        Dynasty King: RRNBADLS7
                        Raptors: Larry O'Brien

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
                          Yaaa but he doesn't pass within the offense...
                          I know its weird what's going on? Must be something in the water.
                          @Chr1st1anL

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            I'm one of the "dislikers" and this is the best game he has had all year.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              I refuse to pronounce it "Yonas"... I'm sticking with the J. It's nice to hear his Rytas teammates/reps(she was pretty cute) speak so highly of his game and character.
                              The Double Champ is here!
                              Dynasty King: RRNBADLS7
                              Raptors: Larry O'Brien

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X