Are the Nets Serious?

Frankie Anetzberger@FXAContributor IIDecember 24, 2009

I know for a team like the Nets it's hard to get knocked day and night, but last night the Nets pulled the dumbest stunt of the year so far.

New Jersey hosted the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night. Combined, the two teams have seven wins and had the second worst winning percentages combined in NBA history for a single game.

We'll take it to the fourth quarter where the Nets actually made it a two point game, but with less than 25 seconds were down by four. Unless the Nets planned on getting fouled beyond the arc it is, and always will be, a two possession game when your down by more than three points. The Nets casually passed the ball around draining the clock and eventually threw up a prayer from downtown that hit the side of the backboard and the Nets went on to lose by FOUR points.

I have no right to criticize any NBA coaches or players, but I've been around the game long enough to know that in a two possession game you need to score quick. The chance the Nets would have won the game anyways was slim, but when you deliberately eliminate the chance why even play? From the video it doesn't look like it was Kiki Vandeweghe's fault, more like a lack of focus on the Nets players. The Nets made about three or four passes in that one possession before throwing up a desperation three-pointer.

As Mark Jackson would say, "C'mon Nets, your betta than that!"