February 11, 2010

New Jersey nets draw just 1,000 fans to a game

A thousand fans at an Eastern Washington University basketball game is a disappointment. For an NBA game, they might as well just lock the doors and not let anyone in.

In front of about 1,000 fans, the New Jersey Nets lost for the 48th time before the All-Star break, trounced 97-77 by the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.

Andrew Bogut scored 22 points and Ersan Ilyasova added 18 for Milwaukee.

A storm that dumped more than a foot of snow on the New York region kept the crowd at the IZOD Center to a turnstile count of 1,016, most of whom moved to the courtside seats and the first few rows of the lower bowl.

''Fans couldn't get out, but it was tough to generate energy you need in a situation like this. Unfortunately we didn't,'' Nets forward Jarvis Hayes said.

That happens when you're 4-48. But hey! Devin Harris had 27 points. Woo Nets!

1 comment:

  1. I live in New Jersey, and yes the storm was brutal. Still, 1,016 fans at an NBA game? High school basketball games can get a better turnout than that!