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Boki Milestones

Boki Nachbar hit his 76th three-pointer Tuesday against the Hornets. It broke his career high of 75 which he accomplished during the 2004-05 season with the Rockets and Hornets. This follows Nachbar hitting for career highs in points (29), rebounds (10) and double-doubles (1) in the past few weeks. At this pace, Nachbar could hit the 100 mark by season's end. Keith Van Horn, who some compare to Nachbar, hit 101 in his best season, 2001-02. But KVH was a starter. Nachbar is now shooting three's at nearly 40%, 39.6% to be precise.

Drejer All-Star

The Nets's forgotten draft choice, Christian Drejer, is having his best year in Europe. Although Nets brass continue to say he is not in their plans, they retain his draft rights, acquired with the 51st pick in the 2004 draft. Drejer is averaging 10 ppg in the Italian League and 14.8 in the FIBA EuroCup. A 6'10" point forward for Virtus Bologna, Drejer is hitting 38.5% of his three point attempts, 34.3% in the Italian League and 44.7% in the EuroCup. EuroCup features 24 professional teams from all over the continent. In his three most recent games, all wins, Drejer is averaging 18.3 ppg on 61.1% shooting, including 54.5% from downtown. On March 20, he will participate in the EuroCup all-Star game, which features players from Europe vs. players from the rest of the world. MediaZone is offering a free video feed of the game, which will be played in Limassol, Cyprus.

Carter Milestones

Vince Carter holds the Nets record for most points in a season, set last year, with 1,911. If he keeps up his current pace, he will break that and become the first Nets to pass 2,000 points in a season. Carter is also within striking range of the Net record for three-pointers, 158, held by Kerry Kittles. He is on a pace to go for 150.

Since the All-Star break, Carter has been all over the map in the boxscore, with a high game of 46 and a low game of 8. Still, he is averaging 26.1 ppg, 6.4 rpg and 4.8 apg over that stretch, all above his season and career averages. His shooting percentage is still below his season and career averages but not that much below. In those games, he is shooting 43.2%, a little more than a percentage point below his career average. Where he has fallen off is in his three point shooting which is only 29.1% since the break.