Does two wins in a row really qualify as a winning streak? If you are the Nets you have to find gratification in anything these days. The Net proved against the Boston Celtics that when semi-healthy they can be a team to recon with. Deron Williams is back in the fold and his ankle held up pretty good I must say, as he was getting to the lane with ease.
The Clippers are one of the preseason favorites for the NBA just like the Nets were picked as well but only the Clippers have shown a appetite of winning. Chris Paul is having another MVP year and Blake Griffin has come into the season ready to prove his doubters wrong. The man in the middle, DeAndre Jordan, has decided to play a little defense but his offensive game still needs serious work outside of the occasional lob dunk. The Clippers picked up veteran swing-man and defensive stud, Stephen Jackson this week.
The coaches for this game are like night and day. Doc Rivers has established a winning rapport while Jason Kidd is trying to build chemistry with his team. Doc is focused on bring a sense of toughness to the Clippers and instill a mean streak into his players. the Nets have the players in Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce that have that type of streak in them which they need to instill in the rest of the group.
With Williams and Pierce back in the lineup, this should be a great game. The Clippers should not take the Nets lightly because of their record. By the end of this game, I believe the Nets will be on a three-game winning streak.