Originally posted on SLAM Online  |  Last updated 12/28/11
by Abe Schwadron | @abe_squad Now that every team has played at least one game, we can officially call the NBA season “in full swing,” even if the standings, stats and lineups have yet to stabilize. Tuesday was a lighter schedule, with just five games going on, but it was the third night in a row for the Lakers, who came in at 0-2, and opening night for Atlanta and Utah—who both opened on the road. Hawks 106, Nets 70 There’s the New Jersey we know. Over on TNT, Miami scored 69 points in the first half, while the Nets mustered just one point more for the entire game against the Hawks, shooting 31 percent from the field and 21 percent from three-point range. Luckily for residents of New Jersey, it’s the last home opener they’ll have to endure, with the team moving to Brooklyn for ’12-13. Deron Williams shot just 3-for-11 (10 points) and had 6 turnovers with only one assist. It’s hard to call anything a “bright spot” for the Nets in this game, outside of the sound of the final buzzer, ...
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