Just hours before tipoff between the Nets and the Bucks, Jason Kidd told beat reporters it was time for him and teammates to sacrifice themselves on the altar of defense. That's one concern, says the Star-Ledger's Dave D'Alessandro. There are others. Still, D'Alessandro believes the Nets can match their 2001-02 record of 52-30...as long as the Big Three remain. Where haven't we heard THAT before?
- The Opener - Dave D'Alessandro - Newark Star-Ledger