Thursday , Nov , 18 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

New Jersey Nets Team Report – November 18

=== New Jersey Nets Team Report – November 18 ===

(Sports Network) – The Nets’ struggles continued on Wednesday night, as they
fell 79-68 to the red hot Seattle SuperSonics at Continental Airlines Arena.

Richard Jefferson compiled 20 points and 10 rebounds for the struggling Nets,
who dropped their fourth game in a row. Travis Best added 13 points in 17
minutes, while Alonzo Mourning nearly had a double-double, finishing with 10
points and nine boards.

New Jersey held Sonics star Ray Allen to 14 points, nearly half his average
coming in, but committed 23 turnovers as the team’s offensive woes continued.
The Nets entered the contest averaging a league-worst 82.7 points per contest
and were held under 70 for the third time in eight games.

The 24 combined first-quarter points tied the third-lowest total for an
opening period in NBA history since the advent of the 24-second clock.

New Jersey only scored less than 70 in a game four times all of last season.

New Jersey had won the previous three meetings between the Sonics.

The Nets have consecutive days off before hosting Washington on Saturday.