The New Jersey Nets finally managed to get a win after dropping their last six games. The Nets defeated the slumping Portland Trailblazers 106-101. The game saw the return of New Jersey’s Vince Carter after being sidelined for five games because of ankle sprain. Carter, who came entered the game off the bench finished with 13 points on 6-8 shooting. He played only 27 minutes.
Richard Jefferson once again led the Nets in scoring. He finished the game with game high 30 points. Bostjan Nachbar played big time and scored 23 points in 27 minutes of action.
Jason Kidd was impressive as he recorded his 90th career triple double. Kidd tallied 12 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists by the end of the game. He made a big play late in the fourth that sealed their victory. With just over a minute to play, Kidd went for a lay up, got fouled, and drained the free throw. The three-point play gave the Nets a 104-101 lead.
Brandon Roy led the Blazers with 25 points and 6 assists and LaMarcus Aldridge contributed 14 points and 8 rebounds. Channing Frye and Martell Webster added 15 points each for the Blazers.
New Jersey Nets owns a record of 5-7 in the Atlantic while the Portland Trailblazers, who lost their last 5 games, have a 4-8 record in the Northwest Division.