Playoff Central - Round 3
ROUND 1: Nets vs. Pacers Archive
ROUND 2: Nets vs. Hornets Archive
Game 6 vs. Celtics
Mark these dates on your calendar: Sunday, June 9, and Wednesday, June 12. Those are the nights the Nets are guaranteed to host the Lakers in the NBA Finals. Six Nets scored in double figures as New Jersey earned its date with destiny by winning 96-88 in Boston on Friday. The Finals begin June 5 in Los Angeles; if the series goes more than four games, New Jersey will host Game 5 on Friday, June 14.
Game 5 vs. Celtics
Repeat after us: The Nets can clinch their first trip to the NBA Finals with a victory Friday in Boston (7 p.m., NBC). Keith Van Horn scored nine of his 19 points during a 20-1 run in the fourth quarter as New Jersey took down the Celtics 103-92 Wednesday in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Kerry Kittles scored a team-high 21 points, Kenyon Martin added 19 and Jason Kidd had 18 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists.
Game 4 vs. Celtics
Lucious Harris' free throws with 6.6 seconds remaining gave New Jersey a 94-92 victory in Boston on Monday and put to rest all the talk of the Nets' disappointing Game 3 loss. Kerry Kittles scored 22 points and Keith Van Horn tallied six of his 21 in the final 2½ minutes as the Nets tied the Eastern Conference Finals at 2-2. Game 5 will be 9 p.m. Wednesday at Continental Airlines Arena.
Game 3 vs. Celtics
New Jersey led by 21 after three quarters, but Boston staged a history-making comeback as the Nets lost 94-90 Saturday in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Aaron Williams scored 11 of his 18 points in the final period for New Jersey, which will attempt to tie the series Monday in Boston (5:30 p.m., NBC).
Game 2 vs. Celtics
Jason Kidd led a fourth-quarter charge by the Nets, who fell just short in a 93-86 loss to Boston on Tuesday in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Kidd notched his second consecutive triple-double for New Jersey, which struggled from three-point range and on the boards en route to a 1-1 series tie. Game 3 will be 5:30 p.m. Saturday in Boston (NBC).
Game 1 vs. Celtics
Jason Kidd's triple-double will garner the headlines, but a team effort vaulted New Jersey to a 104-97 over Boston on Sunday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Six Nets scored in double figures, including Lucious Harris, Richard Jefferson and Aaron Williams as the New Jersey reserves outscored their Boston counterparts 35-15. Game 2 will be 8:30 p.m. ET Tuesday at Continental Airlines Arena.