[Guide] ESPN reported on April 1, that the Nets will challenge the Knicks in an away game tomorrow.
Jason Smith and Errie Colintoni said that they “will spoil the Nets’ chances of hitting the playoffs.”
But the Nets don’t seem to care.
“Well, they should say that. For us, we only focus on ourselves, and we still have goals for the rest of the season. We don’t need any additional incentives.” Jared Jack said.
In the last game, the Nets defeated the Pacers who lacked Paul George and won 4 consecutive victories for the first time this season.
“We can’t underestimate any opponent. Every victory is very important to us. I hope we can get a victory back in Manhattan.” Joe Johnson said.
The Nets are currently 33 wins and 40 losses. They have won 8 games in the past 10 games and returned to the eighth place in the Eastern Conference, only half a game behind the seventh place Heat (34 wins and 40 losses).
“We are more united and more connected to each other. When you are in adversity, all you can do is unite and continue to fight.” Head coach Lionel Hollins said.
In the game against the Pacers, they led by 19 points in the first quarter, but allowed their opponent to score 39 points in the second quarter. In the past, the Nets might have lost such games, but this time they did not squander their lead.
Lopez 24 points and 11 rebounds, Deron 11 points, 8 assists and 6 rebounds, the two played early, Joe – Johnson scored 21 points and hit two balls at critical moments.
Alan – Anderson also scored 20 points.
The Nets’ shooting percentage has been stable above 50%, and their turnovers have never been in double figures in the past 6 games.
“We are fighting for our playoff goals, and everyone will go all out.” Jack said.