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More Fouls = Toughness?

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.

  • Nets focus on grit, Lopez - Fred Kerber - New York Post
  • Nets hoping to change perception that they're soft - Colin Stephenson - Star-Ledger
  • Nets vow to get tough against Cavaliers - Kristie Ackert - New York Daily News
  • Nets plan to get more physical following Florida funk - Al Iannazzone - The Record