Without Jason Kidd, the Nets were going to need Vince Carter and Richard Jefferson to step it up. And in the first week since the trade, that's exactly what they have done. The duo has averaged a combined 55.3 points per game on 53.8 percent shooting over the last three games. Most important, the Nets are 2-1.
- Without Kidd, Carter, Jefferson turning up offense - David Waldstein - Star-Ledger