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Posted by: Al Iannazzone on Feb 14, 2011 at 11:51:57 PM

Avery Johnson hopes to build a team the way his mentor and former coach Gregg Popovich has in San Antonio. But the Nets are eons away from the Spurs.

You knew it before the two teams played each other last night, and the Nets didn’t do anything to make you believe they’re one or two players away. Maybe they are if those two players are Dwight Howard and Chris Paul.

The Spurs dominated the Nets inside and out, trouncing them, 102-85, in a game that had San Antonio’s greatness and New Jersey’s shortcomings on full display.

It’s a credit to Popovich and the Spurs’ stars that they didn’t take this game lightly when they could have. They have the NBA’s best record, are near the end of a long Rodeo road trip and are playing one of the worst

Posted by: Al Iannazzone on Jan 10, 2010 at 11:23:54 PM

SAN ANTONIO -- The Nets didn’t suffer their usual loss to the Spurs on Sunday night, but it was another defeat nonetheless -– their 14th straight to San Antonio.

But it was different because it wasn’t that Tim Duncan dominated or the Nets couldn’t contain Tony Parker. They had pretty good (Duncan) to below-average (Parker) games, yet it was a relatively easy win for the Spurs, 97-85.

This says more about the Nets than anything. Brook Lopez was dominant, scoring 28 points and pulling down 11 rebounds. But the Nets’ offense disappeared in the second half and their defense let up.

The Spurs, who are a tough defense to score against, deserves some of the credit. After the Nets went ahead 52-49 early in the third, it seemed the Spurs buckled down and forced New