March 30, 2010

Oh those Nets...

It's always nice when your team isn't known as the worst team in the history of the NBA. Sure the New Jersey Nets are one of the worst in recent memory, but as far as the history books are concerned - nadda. What does that mean? Karma will probably come back to bite them and not award them the top pick in the NBA Lottery.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The roars of the crowd and the shouts from the public address announcer made it feel like this was a huge win.

For the New Jersey Nets, though, there wasn't much celebrating. Just relief.

Relief at having removed their name from the line in the record book no team wants to be on.

The Nets notched their 10th victory Monday night, avoiding any chance of tying for the worst record in NBA history by beating the short-handed San Antonio Spurs 90-84.

"You don't thank God, but you don't want to go down as the worst team in the history of the game," reserve guard Keyon Dooling said. "Absolutely it's a relief, you don't want to go down in history as the worst team ever."

Brook Lopez had 22 points and 12 rebounds for the Nets, who grabbed control with a 15-4 run late in the fourth quarter to improve to 10-64. The 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers, who went 9-73, will remain in the books as the league's worst team.

Good! I hope they got extra peanut butter for the post-game spread.

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