Tuesday , Dec , 07 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

New Jersey Nets Team Report – December 7

=== New Jersey Nets Team Report – December 7 ===

(Sports Network) – The New Jersey Nets try for their third consecutive win
this evening when they head to Cleveland to face LeBron James and the
Cavaliers at Gund Arena.

New Jersey took two of three from the Cavs last season, but could be at a
disadvantage tonight, as the home team in this series has won seven of the
last eight matchups. The Nets have also dropped four of five, five of seven
and nine of their last 12 in Cleveland.

On Monday night, Jason Kidd returned to the Nets lineup and Richard Jefferson
scored 26 points and hit a go-ahead jumper with seven seconds left to lift New
Jersey to an 88-86 win over the Toronto Raptors at Continental Airlines Arena.

Kidd made his season debut after undergoing off-season left knee surgery and
scored 10 points and grabbed six rebounds in 21 minutes of action. He dished
out only three assists and committed six turnovers, but did make a game-tying
three-pointer in the final two minutes.

Jefferson added nine rebounds and eight assists for the Nets, who have won two
straight. Eric Williams added 12 points and eight rebounds as New Jersey has
now captured three of four after starting the season 2-11.

The Nets, who will host former coach Byron Scott and the New Orleans Hornets
on Friday, are just 1-6 away from home this season.

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