A Great comeback by the Brooklyn Nets was stopped by a bad call from the refs.
A three game winning streak is officially over, as the Nets fell to the Detroit Pistons in a hard-fought game. I can hear the doubters now, “I knew the winning streak was too good to be true.” All I can say is, you can’t win them all. The Nets beat the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers and Milwaukee Bucks and was a foul call away from pulling out one of the greatest comebacks in team history.
As a veteran team, they will not hang their heads, get down on themselves, or start pointing fingers, that’s our jobs. As I have said before, there are no moral victories in sports. This loss is not special, it will hurt just like the 15 others on the season.
In the last few games, the Nets have shown as a cohesive unit, something we haven’t seen all season from them. It may be the health, the coaching, or maybe they are tired of losing. Whatever the case may be for their little turn around, it seems to be working just fine.
Now it’s time for them to regroup with the two days off they have between games. Maybe Brook Lopez can get some rest for those ankles and Paul Pierce can take a few days off for his hand to heal. A tough, hard-nosed practice will do this team some good as well. They have finally begun to taste success as a unit and will want to continue on this ride as long as they can. After this loss, they have to regain that hunger and drive that drove them to this short, but brilliant and much needed, streak and start another one Monday night against the Philadelphia 76ers.