Two games. Two fourth-quarter deficits. Two late comebacks. Two wins.
Friday's 106-100 win over the Kings at the Prudential Center was a little different from Wednesday's opener, because the Nets blew an 18-point, second-quarter lead. But most important, the Nets are 2-0 heading into Sunday's meeting with the Heat. It's the first time the Nets have been 2-0 at the start of a season since 2002 and the first time since 1968 that an NBA team started 2-0 after winning fewer than 20 games the season before.
Sacramento led this one by eight with 3 1/2 minutes to go in the fourth, but the Nets again hit big shots and Devin Harris put them ahead with a three with 1:12 to go. A Harris step-back jumper put them up three with 30 seconds left and after Tyreke Evans missed on a drive, Jordan Farmar and Travis Outlaw iced the game at the free throw line.
The Nets shot 53 percent from the field and got to the line 45 times total, but committed 27 turnovers and allowed the Kings 25 second chance points.
Harris finished with 21 points, 10 assists and five rebounds. Brook Lopez led the Nets with 29 points, while Outlaw added 18. Derrick Favors had another solid game, scoring 10 points and grabbing seven boards in 19 minutes. DeMarcus Cousins had 12 points, 4 rebounds and fouled out.
- Boxscore - NBA.com
- Harris leads another late Nets rally for victory - Tom Canavan - AP
Game Highlights (Video) - NBA.com
Arena Link: Devin Harris (Video) - Rick Kamla, Steve Smith & Matt Harpring - NBA.com
- Nets hang on for 106-100 win over Kings, are 2-0 for first time since 2002 - Colin Stephenson - Star-Ledger
- After tough week, Outlaw bounces back with good performance against Kings - Colin Stephenson - Star-Ledger
- Harris leads Nets to comeback win - Fred Kerber - New York Post
Petro: 'Melo can wait - Fred Kerber - New York Post
- Nets now 2-0 after beating the Kings, 106-100 - Al Iannazzone - The Record
Nets notes: Johan Petro isn't surprised Carmelo Anthony wants out of Denver - Al Iannazzone - The Record
- Lopez, Harris lead Nets to 2-0 start with 106-100 win over Kings - Stefan Bondy - New York Daily News
Billy King talks about his old buddy, Allen Iverson - Stefan Bondy - The InterNets
- Rapid Reaction: Nets 106, Kings 100 - Ian Begley - ESPN New York
Nets making habit of laughing last - Ian Begley - ESPN New York
- Harris Runs Wild During 4th-Quarter Comeback - Ben Couch - New Jersey Nets
- Harris provides heroics in Nets' comeback victory - Al Iannazzone - The Nets Insider
- Avery Johnson Press Conference (Video) - YES Network
- Brook Lopez Interview (Video) - YES Network
Post-game Analysis (Video) - Ian Eagle & Mike Fratello - YES Network
Post Game Plus (Video) - Nancy Newman - YES Network
- Cousins and Favors Keep it Friendly - John Schuhmann - NBA.com
- Kings plagued by foul trouble in loss - Jason Jones - Sacramento Bee
Rivalry is only on the court - Jason Jones - Sacramento Bee
- Postgame review: Bench is good, free throws still a problem - Jason Jones - Sacramento Bee Kings Blog