March 22, 2010

New Jersey Nets Fail Watch - Update #1

The analysis of the teams that only occasionally get it done (Timberwolves, Clippers...well, maybe only the Clippers) will be taking a back seat in these posts, which will spread over two blogs. It's the news story that, for some reason, no one is talking about: will the Nets break the 76ers record from 1972-73 for the least amount of wins in a season?!

Current Nets achievement tally: 7

That 76ers team was a sad one, to be sure. But the way in which the 76ers ended that season will be the measuring stick for the Nets. After a span of two weeks where the 76ers went 5-2, they lost their last 13 games. (This after earlier in the season, where they dropped 20 in a row!)

Tonight, the Nets played the first of their own final 13 games against a Miami team that will likely end up in the playoffs. With a 1 point lead at halftime, the Nets did the thing they DON'T do best: scoring. That's 36 points in the 2nd half, and another loss.

But the question is: what does the future hold for the Nets to, dare we say, break this record? I wouldn't dream of making such bold predictions of them WINNING a game, but here are games where there would be a slim possibility:

Home vs. Sacramento
Home vs. Detroit
At Washington
at Indiana
Home vs. Charlotte (They've defeated this "team" twice!)

Could the Nets fire it up to not only TIE the record but move past it and, as a result, just be another shitty team in the halls of history?! Keep checking in to find out!

1 comment:

Dickfer said...

If they need to win that last game to tie the record, I will moneyline them. They are professionals. Hell, the Lions tried hard against GB but fell short . . . or something. Maybe the points, I will take the Nets and the points.