No surprise: Nets eliminated from trying to make playoffs
“Not one of our better efforts,” said Johnson after the Nets were mauled, 107-88, by the 76ers, who revamped their lineup to stop a four-game losing streak while trying to fight off the Knicks in the Eastern Conference playoff race.
The defeat, witnessed by Russian billionaire owner Mikhail Prokhorov who held court during a tour of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, officially eliminated the Nets (21-38) from any playoff contention. Darn that lockout.
“They came out ready to play,” said Deron Williams (14 points, five assists, five turnovers), effectively snuffed out by the 76ers who employed double teams and used the length of Andre Iguodala to slow down the Nets point guard.
-- NY Post