their fourth straight as the Wolves have to go back to the drawing
board with no time for hand wringing.
them tonight at Target Center and Minnesota wearing the albatross of a
1-10 record in the second of back-to-back games.
Poor shooting doomed the Wolves in the snowy
Meadowlands as they shot a paltry 36.5 percent from the field, barely
scraping above their season-worst 35-percent no-show against Portland
on Jan. 2.
On Tuesday, the Nets used the same double-team strategy as before, but
this time Jefferson, like his teammates, couldn’t find the bottom of
the basket. This time, he made five of 18 shots and scored 16 points.
But teammate Sebastian Telfair swam against the tide, reversing a
recent shooting slump (8-for-17, for 24 points Tuesday) while keeping
up his superlative assists-to-turnovers stats (seven assist, one
quarters. They combined for 92 points, shot in the 30 percent range and
turned the ball over 16 times in the first half alone.
five points three times and eventually cutting the margin to 82-78 on a
3-point play by Telfair with 2:25 to play.
assists, and zero postgame quotes, but hardly anyone
mentioned how close he came to his triple-double — probably
because the Nets were too busy fighting off the distinct
possibility that they could be embarrassed by a 10-40 team
in front of about 7,000 people at Izod Center.