The Nets officially signaled that they are the playoff team to be reckoned with last night, not just an ambitious little brother lucky to be tagging along with the two other division leaders.
The streak has changed everything, and the Nets have clearly grown as a team. A little less than a month ago, the Nets were the NBA's answer to a frosted doughnut, a team overloaded with sweet stuff on the outside but empty in the middle. No longer, not with the way Krstic has been playing. Everything seems to have suddenly clicked for the second-year center. Surest sign Krstic is playing well? Shaq's most notable move last night came after the game when he whined about the officiating.
From: http://www.newsday.com/sports/baske...03,0,7971345.column?coll=ny-sports-columnistsKrstic's play, combined with the powerful trio of Carter, Jason Kidd and Richard Jefferson on the outside, gives the Nets an inside-outside game that only the Heat and Pistons can rival. And no one in the league can rival the number of big-time superstars the Nets have on the perimeter.