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Armor Crushes First Place Energy

Photo by Otto Kitsinger/NBAE/Getty Images
Photo by Otto Kitsinger/NBAE/Getty Images

The Springfield Armor are for real. The Nets' D-League affiliate won their seventh straight game, crushing Eastern Conference-leading Iowa Energy for the second time in two nights. While Thursday night's game was somewhat close for a while, Friday's was a 32-point blowout, right from the beginning. The Armor are now 20-13, a half game out of first. The 20 wins match the number of victories Springfield had in the two years before the Nets took over.

The Armor had eight players in double figures, led by ex-Net Dennis Horner's 25 and 11. Jerry Smith (21 points), L.D. Williams (16 points, 4 steals), Damian Johnson (13 points, 3 blocks), Jeff Foote (12 points, 8 rebounds), JamesOn Curry (12 points, 7 assists, 0 turnovers), Eugene Spates (12 points) and Preston Knowles (11 points, 7 rebounds) all scored in double figures.