The Nets are promising a lot more toughness --and more personal fouls-- when the Cavaliers come to town. No more lay-up drills or highlight dunks for the other guys. It's not as if the team is way down there in fouls called. The Nets are averaging 23.5 personals a game. That's already eighth in the NBA.
So is it bravado or pride? That'll be determined on the playing floor starting at 7 p.m. One thing is for certain. Monday's film session exposed a host of problems with the team's defensive attitude. Brook Lopez said there were multiple references to "tissue paper" from Avery Johnson and he, among others, promised a change.
Meanwhile, the news out of Tuesday morning's shootaround is that Terrence Williams is a gametime decision. He's suffering from an abdominal strain.