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Posted by: Al Iannazzone on Feb 28, 2010 at 11:00:30 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Kiki Vandeweghe was asked to describe the Nets’ defense on the final two plays Sunday night and he used some coach-speak, saying “We were supposed to blue it.”

The Nets did, but spelled the other way -- they blew it.

Here was another game the Nets could have and should have won. They didn’t lose because of Randy Foye’s back-to-back baseline jumpers over Yi Jianlian in the final 45 ticks. The Nets fell, 89-85, Sunday night because of everything they did and didn’t do for much of the last three quarters of the game.

“I thought we played 40 minutes of pretty good basketball,” Vandeweghe said.

Forty minutes is good enough for college, not the NBA. The irony is in the pregame, Vandeweghe was talking about

Posted by: Al Iannazzone on Oct 31, 2009 at 11:00:33 PM

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The fans who came to the arena on Halloween night were given Gilbert Arenas masks. The Nets probably wished they were guarding the imposter. They couldn't stop the real Agent Zero or anyone on the Wizards for that matter.

The Nets came as a team that believed they could play defense, but the trick was on them and their coach. The Wizards and the fans got the treat, a laugher in their home opener, filled with layups, dunks, threes, and a halfcourt bucket by Arenas to beat the first-quarter buzzer.

Yes, Arenas was back and so were the Nets' lackluster defensive ways. The result was a 123-104 Washington win that dropped the Nets to 0-3 on the season.

If you haven't already, it's fair to start wondering when the Nets are going to get their first win, especially with the