Nets Season OVER – Now What?

Updated: May 6, 2013

The Brooklyn Nets season came to a crashing thud as they let an injury riddled and depleted Chicago Bulls team come into their brand new building and beat them down physically and mentally.

The Nets came out flat and allowed the Bulls to dictate the game speed and it was obvious that Chicago had the fire that is needed to win a series and a Game 7.

One statement from the article below says everything about the inaugural season for the Nets in Brooklyn:

“The Nets were consistently inconsistent to the end”

[quote_simple]Johnette Howard |

For the Nets, this galling 99-93 loss was a thuddingly bad ending to a schizoprehenic season, and they didn’t pretend otherwise afterward.

“I said all along I thought that we were the better team,” forward Gerald Wallace said. “And it hurts. … They came out with a sense of urgency. And we didn’t.”Gerald Wallace We are a better team

Nets’ point guard Deron Williams, the franchise cornerstone? He was good, but not nearly as electric or contagiously inspiring as Chicago center Joakim Noah was. Noah backed up his two-day-old prediction that the short-handed Bulls were going to show up on Brooklyn’s home court Saturday night and “we’re going to win.”

Then he went out and played sensationally. He gouged out 24 points on 12-for-17 shooting and added 14 rebounds, seven of them on the offensive end, to drop a guillotine on the Nets’ inaugural season in Brooklyn and, almost surely, kill interim coach P.J. Carlesimo’s chances of returning on a permanent basis next season, too.

“After we won Game 6 [in Chicago] we felt like this was our series,” Williams admitted. “We talked about the word inconsistency all year … [and] toughness, mental breakdowns. We just tend to have stretches, whether it be a quarter or two quarters, where it seems like the wheels fall off all at once and we can’t get it back. And that’s what happened tonight. … You can’t do that if you want to be an elite team.”

And the shame of it was, the Nets had it all teed up to end this series so differently after outlasting the Bulls on Thursday in Chicago.

No. The Nets went down the way they played all season.

They were consistently inconsistent to the end.[/quote_simple]

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