For the first time in years, the Nets were putting together a great campaign. They started off the season with a big old zero in one of the win-loss columns and looked like they could be that team that could maintain that zero after 82 games. But then came Friday night, December 4.
The Nets squared off against the Bobcats at the Izod Center. Your average fan would think, "They wouldn't halt this incredible run in front of their home fans." Well, your average fan was wrong. The Nets let one get away and almost lost once again, but the inferior team showed why they scored the lesser of the two point totals.
Fast forward two days to Sunday. The Nets bounce back and drop their 19th to the rival New York Knicks. This match-up was tailor-made to keep the Nets on a win streak. The Knicks boasted 15 losses coming into the contest, and had just won two out of three to add fuel to the fire. But the Nets showed the Metropolitan are what earned them their previous 18 losses.
And then the Nets are back on track, right?
Wrong! The Nets faced the Bulls who had just 11 losses. This squad should have been no match for the record-breaking Nets. But the Bulls edged the Nets and just scored enough to come away with the L.
Nets fans, I know what you're thinking. The first 18 games were just a fluke, and they will get plenty of W's during the course of the season. But, the way I see it, they have the tools to be that team that breaks the single-season record. Their head coach was in the general manager's office just about a week ago.
If you look at the game against the Knicks, they got a loss when they could've just given up on the season after they lost their zero-column, but they didn't. This situation was made for record-breaking. The losses will pile up, I guarantee it.