Jason Collins never has the best looking stat line for a game, but the stat to look at is offensive rebounds by the opposing center. Collins got in early foul trouble in Game 1, and only played 17 minutes. The Nets need his presence Friday to clog up ht middle of the lane and keep Ben Wallace off the boards. A couple of mid-range jumpers could pull Wallace out of the lane on the other end of the floor.
- Battle on the blocks - Steve Politi - Star-Ledger
- Ben Wallace is closest thing to Bill Russell on defense - Don Burke - Star-Ledger
- Nets Block Out Rebounding Woes - Fred Kerber - New York Post