The boys from SLAM are making the trip from Manhattan to the Meadowlands a regular ride. While fans saw the end of the world in the Celtic loss, Jake Appleman thinks the Nets "still need to gel and find the right pace. Consider this the 'feeling out' stage." He and Russ Bengston also wonder if Mile Ilic is still growing--citing his lack of underarm hair, critique press row food, feel for "The Boston Snackbar" and wow it up for Marcus Williams. Meanwhile, the Sez eases the pain with a good book and some NBA TV.