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Posted by: Al Iannazzone on Jan 30, 2010 at 12:15:59 AM

The looks on the Nets’ faces after this one were similar to the night Dwyane Wade buried the game-winner in Miami. But there was one major difference: it was Dwyane Wade.

Friday night, the Nets let 5-foot-5 Earl Boykins deliver the dagger that ended any and all hopes of their first two-game winning streak since April 11 and 13, 2009. But like so many of these kinds of games, it never should have come down to one possession.

It did and Boykins buried the Nets with a pull-up jumper with four-tenths of a second left that gave the Wizards an 81-79 victory.

The Nets should have had this game. For the most part, they played hard and other than the last play, their defense was strong for most of the night.

This is a team that gives up 30 a quarter easily. The Nets held the Wizards to

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Posted by: Al Iannazzone on Jan 28, 2010 at 03:49:36 PM

See what a little hard work can get you?

Do it again and the Nets may actually have a winning streak.

After disposing of the Clippers on Wednesday, the Nets have a chance at what was somewhat unthinkable just several days ago – putting back-to-back wins together. It’s possible because of their opponent and because of what the Nets showed Wednesday night.

Most people around the team and around the NBA looked at this four-game homestand as an opportunity for the Nets to win some games and improve their chances of avoiding the overall futility mark.

But you just didn’t know, especially after the four-game West trip when the Nets were outscored by 100 points. The way they played out there, it looked like the Nets may not win another game – all season.

“If

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Posted by: Al Iannazzone on Nov 22, 2009 at 04:28:29 PM

Thirteen games, 13 losses. Here are 13 reasons the Nets are in the position they are:

1. Bruce Ratner: Nice man, but his interests were in real estate opportunities and buildings, not building a championship team. He bought a contender and kept cutting payroll instead of letting Rod Thorn add quality pieces that could Nets over the top.

2. 2001 Draft-day Deal: This might be nitpicking because the Nets got Richard Jefferson and Jason Collins for Eddie Griffin, but the other player they chose from that trade was Brandon Armstrong when Gilbert Arenas was available.

3. Kidd’s input: The Nets always tried to make Jason Kidd happy, which isn’t a bad thing, but let management and coaches make the decisions. They traded Keith Van Horn and Todd MacCulloch for Dikembe Mutombo,

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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

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