Carter hits nine threes to lead Nets past Grizzlies
East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) – Vince Carter posted 37 points, eight
rebounds, five assists and four steals while scoring a franchise-record nine
three-pointers, as the Atlantic Division-leading New Jersey Nets matched a
franchise record for three-pointers made in a game with 15 in their 105-92
victory over the Memphis Grizzlies at Continental Airlines Arena.
Carter broke his career high and the franchise record for three-pointers made
in a game set by Jason Kidd (7) at Boston on February 2, 2005 and himself (7)
on February 7, 2005 against Philadelphia and April 9, 2005 against Boston. He
also set the franchise record for three-point field goals attempted (20),
passing his own mark of 16 in the Philly game on February 7, 2005.
Nets point guard Jason Kidd notched 12 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists for
his 79th career triple-double, passing Wilt Chamberlain (78) for third on the
all-time triple-doubles list.
Richard Jefferson scored 16 points for the Nets, who snapped a three-game
losing streak. Nenad Krstic added 14 points and six boards.
Chucky Atkins notched 26 points and seven assists for the Grizzlies, who lost
their third straight. Damon Stoudamire scored 14 points, and Hakim Warrick and
Stromile Swift both added 10.
New Jersey opened the game on a 14-2 run capped by a Jefferson jumper with
7:20 remaining, and led 25-10 heading into the second.
Memphis trimmed a point off its deficit in the second to trail 52-38 at
The Nets went on a 10-0 spurt midway through the third capped by a Mikki Moore
layup with 7:17 left for a 65-46 lead. They held an 84-66 advantage heading
into the final stanza.
New Jersey forward Jason Collins suffered a mild concussion while blocking a
Swift shot in the first quarter, and failed to return…The Nets equaled their
mark of 15 three-point field goals made at the LA Clippers on November 28,
2002…The Grizzlies and Nets split a pair of meetings last season. Memphis
has won six of nine and nine of the last 15 meetings with New Jersey…Memphis
has lost five of its last seven games at Continental Airlines Arena and is 3-8
all-time in New Jersey.