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2/02 @ New Orleans
2/04 Miami
2/06 Orlando
2/08 Philadelphia
2/10 Detroit
2/11 @ Cleveland

-- All-Star Break --

2/18 Atlanta
2/20 @ Toronto
2/21 New Orleans
2/24 Toronto
2/25 @ Minnesota
2/28 Miami
2/29 L.A. Lakers


13 games. Despite the 6 day lay-off for the all-star break, and despite the fact that its a short month, the Nets play only one less game than in January. They start of with a nice every-other day schedule, and have 4 back-to-backs. The good news is that 9 of the 13 are at home. There's a big road trip at the beginning of March.

At New Orleans, at Minnesota, and home against Detroit and the Lakers will be tough, but as a fan, this is the most confidence I've had in this team all year. The Nets should realistically win every other game.

9-4 is realistic.
10-3 should be the goal.
11-2 isn't out of the question.

Eastern Conference Standings on February 1:
1. Indiana______35 - 13 .729 -
3. Detroit_______32 - 16 .667 3.5
2. New Jersey___25 - 20 .556 8.5
4. Milwaukee____26 - 21 .553 8.5
4. New Orleans__26 - 21 .553 8.5
6. Toronto______21 - 23 .477 12
7. New York_____22 - 27 .449 13.5
7. Boston_______22 - 27 .449 13.5
9. Miami________21 - 27 .438 14
10.Philadelphia__20 - 27 .426 14.5
11.Cleveland____17 - 29 .370 17
12.Atlanta______15 - 33 .313 20
13.Washington__14 - 31 .311 19.5
14.Chicago_____13 - 35 .271 22
15.Orlando_____13 - 38 .265 23.5
 

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Originally posted by <b>schub</b>!

9-4 is realistic.
10-3 should be the goal.
11-2 isn't out of the question.
Sounds good to me.

Against the Magic and the Rockets, Frank has shown a tendency to over-play his starters, especially Kidd, something we criticized Scott about. Of course, Scott over-played them to no good purpose while Frank is actually doing something useful. To be fair, Frank has injected well-spaced mini-breathers to keep his stars fresher, but 40-plus minutes is still 40-plus minutes.

It's the only significant gripe that's emerged to this point about Frank's coaching. He can immediately reduce the minutes at the 2-5 positions, if he wants to. The back-up PG is a more challenging concern. Frank may reduce the heavy MPG before the team faces the Pistons (1st back-to-back set), either by his own decision or by the improved play of Lu, ZP and Rogers. If the trend continues, I'm curious to see how he handles the minutes distro in the back-to-backs.
 

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Originally posted by <b>schub</b>!
2/02 @ New Orleans
2/04 Miami
2/06 Orlando
2/08 Philadelphia
2/10 Detroit
2/11 @ Cleveland

-- All-Star Break --

2/18 Atlanta
2/20 @ Toronto
2/21 New Orleans
2/24 Toronto
2/25 @ Minnesota
2/28 Miami
2/29 L.A. Lakers


13 games. Despite the 6 day lay-off for the all-star break, and despite the fact that its a short month, the Nets play only one less game than in January. They start of with a nice every-other day schedule, and have 4 back-to-backs. The good news is that 9 of the 13 are at home. There's a big road trip at the beginning of March.

At New Orleans, at Minnesota, and home against Detroit and the Lakers will be tough, but as a fan, this is the most confidence I've had in this team all year. The Nets should realistically win every other game.

9-4 is realistic.
10-3 should be the goal.
11-2 isn't out of the question.
Heres my take:

New Orleans: Could go either way. Mashburn is back, and B.Diddy is always dangerous. I still say the Nets win.
Miami:Win.
Orlando:Win
Sixers: We will be looking for revenge. Close game, but Nets pull it out.
Detroit: Tough game. I say Detroit wins this one.
Cleveland: Win. Cleveland is having a shaky season. I say J Kidd destroys cleve.
 

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Re: Re: February

Originally posted by <b>TheTruth34</b>!


Heres my take:

New Orleans: Could go either way. Mashburn is back, and B.Diddy is always dangerous. I still say the Nets win.
Miami:Win.
Orlando:Win
Sixers: We will be looking for revenge. Close game, but Nets pull it out.
Detroit: Tough game. I say Detroit wins this one.
Cleveland: Win. Cleveland is having a shaky season. I say J Kidd destroys cleve.
I hope we come out that good, we have been losing alot of games this year we shouldn't. Although Frank has put some purpose back in the boys.

-Petey
 

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Originally posted by <b>MightyReds2020</b>!


This is what we need if we are gonna make a statement.
If 2 of those 11 wins are the Lakers and T-wolves, THAT would be a heckuva statement. I just hope all concerned are close to full strength when the Nets reach those games. Too many asterick games this season, either with Nets injured or the other team's stars out.
 

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2/02 @ New Orleans W
2/04 Miami W
2/06 Orlando W
2/08 Philadelphia W
2/10 Detroit W
2/11 @ Cleveland W


-- All-Star Break --

2/18 Atlanta
2/20 @ Toronto
2/21 New Orleans
2/24 Toronto
2/25 @ Minnesota
2/28 Miami
2/29 L.A. Lakers


Well, it doesn't get better than that. The last Nets loss was January 23. By the time they play Atlanta, it would be 26 days since then. Almost feels like the playoffs last year, when they went 39 days between losses.

3 back-to-backs to finish the month, though. I can't imagine them losing to Atlanta or Miami, but none of the other games are guarantees.
 

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Re: Re: February

2/02 @ New Orleans W
2/04 Miami W
2/06 Orlando W
2/08 Philadelphia W
2/10 Detroit W
2/11 @ Cleveland W


-- All-Star Break --

2/18 Atlanta W
2/20 @ Toronto W
2/21 New Orleans W
2/24 Toronto W

2/25 @ Minnesota L
2/28 Miami W
2/29 L.A. Lakers L


I'll have a February recap with full stats for the month up tonight.
 

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NetsDaily February Wrap

Some stats of note:
Jefferson shooting 29 more free throws than anyone else.

Kidd shooting 37% from the field, and 91% from the line.

Kidd, Jefferson and Rogers shooting a combined 22-90 (24%) from 3-pt. range.
 

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Originally posted by <b>schub</b>!

Kidd, Jefferson and Rogers shooting a combined 22-90 (24%) from 3-pt. range.
Yikes. For all the progress Rogers has made as a utility forward, we also can't overlook that even under Frank, Rogers hasn't improved in the one skill he was mainly brought here to perform - perimeter shooting.
 
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