Even before Wednesday night's collapse in Portland, Richard Jefferson believed he had pinpointed what's wrong with the Nets" "Mental toughness". Jefferson pointed to the previous loss to Portland at home and the two losses to Seattle at home and away as examples of the toughness deficit. Still, Lawrence Frank couldn't agree...saying, as he often does, the season is a "work in progress". Of course, that was before Portland.
- Jefferson joins the critique with tough talk about Nets - Dave D'Alessandro - Star-Ledger (Not Online)