Brooklyn Nets: Can Win Against Clippers Turn Season Around?

By Mark Wilson

Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

This is what we have been waiting for since the season started. This win for the Brooklyn Nets was good for the standings as well as team morale.

The Los Angeles Clippers came into the contest as one of the best teams in the NBA while the Nets entered as one of the worst. It’s amazing what a few players can do for a team psyche. With Deron Williams and Paul Pierce back in the lineup after injuries, the Nets have been the team we thought that would be before the season started.

It is a great feeling to see Williams racing up and down the court, on offense and defense. He is getting to the lane like the Williams of old with his sick crossover dribble. Pierce has decide to come off the bench and that might be a decision that could save their season. I figured Kevin Garnett should be the one to make that move, but Pierce stepped up and is doing a great job being the leader of that unit.

The outside shooting is a thing of beauty with Joe Johnson and Alan Anderson having their fair share of fun from beyond the arc. Brook Lopez has continued to shine but he went down with another injury and is doubtful for tonight’s game against the Detroit Pistons.

The Nets need to continue to show this kind of intensity and team ball to climb their way out of this hole they find themselves in. With Williams and Lopez leading the way, the Nets have a chance to rewrite their season. This was a good win for all parties involved, the Nets, the fans and sports writers who have stuck by them from the beginning. Thanks for the three-game winning streak.

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