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His Confidence Soaring, Jefferson Key to Nets Success

Vince Carter, who helped the Nets secure the sixth seed with a 29/7/7 performance in April, said it all about his teammate: "He is playing phenomenal basketball". With Carter going 5-for-19, it was up to Richard Jefferson to make up the difference, which he did with an 11-for-21, 28-point showing. And RJ is not alone. Jason Kidd has stepped up his game and Boki Nachbar, despite his playoff inexperience--and Toronto's animousity--is excited about his role.