Being back at home couldn't help the New Jersey Nets get their groove back as the Indiana Pacers blew them out for the second time in a little over a week, this time 105-86. The Nets have now dropped five of their last six.
Brook Lopez and Devin Harris led the way for the Nets with just 13 points while Anthony Morrow was the only other New Jersey player in double figures with 11.
Dahntay Jones had 18 point for Pacers off the bench and Mike Dunleavy added 17 including five-of-six from beyond the arc.
Nets head coach Avery Johnson said he'll continue to look for answers, but isn't going to overreact.
"We have to really take a look at where we are. It's not the end of the world, nobody's panicking, we know where we are with this ball club. We're going to really take a serious look at how we're starting the games, which we've done, but we're gonna have to go even deeper."
The Pacers, on the other hand, seem to be rejuvenated by new coach Frank Vogel. Indiana has now won Vogel's first four games since Jim O'Brien was fired.
Indiana has now taken six in a row and nine of 10 from New Jersey.
Johnson is giving the Nets off Monday and then bringing them back to the court Tuesday for a full practice to try and straighten them out. They will return to action on Wednesday night when Chris Paul and the New Orleans Hornets come to the Prudential Center.
|Final - 2.6.2011||1||2||3||4||Total|
|New Jersey Nets||24||19||24||19||86|
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