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You can spin it anyway you desire, and Nets general manager Billy King told his side of the story during a Thursday afternoon press conference, but Avery Johnson's second stint as a head coach is over.
The Giants were dominated physically, mentally and emotionally in a 34-0 drubbing in Atlanta, their worst performance of a season slowly slipping away and the worst shutout loss by a defending champion in NFL history.
The Nets were poised to win their third straight when they opened the fourth quarter with a 15-4 run, but they were outscored 12-5 over the final 5:37 in suffering an 83-82 loss that amplified two of their biggest issues.
Bellator Fighting Championships returns to Atlantic City this Friday, December 7 headlined by the finals of the featherweight tournament pitting Rad Martinez (14-2-0) against Shahbulat Shamhalaev (11-1-1).