LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 04: Anthony Morrow of the Nets watches Jerryd Bayless of the Raptors during the NBA match between New Jersey Nets and the Toronto Raptors at the O2 Arena on March 4, 2011 in London, England. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
They'll be back at it on Saturday night in London, the second regular season game in Europe ever. Following the Nets' second biggest scoring game of the season, they'll want to build on that confidence and start winning streaks in so many ways. Although the game was filled with many positives, one leaped out: Deron Williams' ability to take over a game and make it his own. At the beginning of the third quarter, D-Will decided it was time and the result was 69 second half points, including the 14 he scored.
For the Raptors, who have dropped behind the Nets in the division standings, it will be a chance to redeem themselves and prove, among other things, that they can hit a three pointer with regularity (they were 2 for 10); play defense (the Nets shot 56% overall and 39% from deep) and rebound (Nets dominated the boards). Two players are unlikely to suit up Saturday, Alexis Ajinca and Anthony Morrow. Both left Friday's game in the second quarter and did not return. Like Friday's game, Saturday's is a sellout and a Nets' home game.
- New Jersey Nets Game Notes - New Jersey Nets
- Toronto Raptors Game Notes - Toronto Raptors
- Getting Inside - New Jersey Nets - Sports Xchange
Getting Inside - Toronto Raptors - Sports Xchange
- Raptors-Nets Preview - Stats LLC
Nets and Raptors finish historic London series - TSN
NBA in the UK! - NBA.com
- Life in London: Part III with Kris Humphries - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
NBA in London: High production values, sellout crowds, and Mikhail Prokhorov of course - BallinEurope
- Could London NBA games be a warmup for the Olympics? - Eric Freeman - Yahoo! Sports
JP Plays Part in Historic Win - JohanPetro27.com
- NBA ENJOYS SUCCESSFUL EUROPEAN DEBUT - Sporting Life
Nets win as NBA goes truly global - Colm Heaney - The Mirror