To start, they haven't been completely healthy the entire year.
Not to mention, Jason Kidd, struggling with his first head coaching job, demoting his top assistant Lawrence Frank to "reporting duties" a little under a month ago.
Then there was the Evan Turner shot.
Paul Pierce, playing like his All-Star days in Boston, had put the Nets up 120-119 on a 3-pointer with 16.9 seconds to go in OT for the short-lived lead.
Finally, Celtic great, Kevin Garnett, has struggled to find his role on a talented but never completely healthy team.
His numbers so far this season are not good: 6.3 points a game on 37% shooting.
Although, being the warrior that he is, (are you listening Jeff Green) he is still averaging 7 boards a game in limited playing time (just under 22 mins. per).
Well KG and the Nets may have turned a key corner tonight as The Big Ticket played a pivotal role in New Jersey's 102-98 victory over the smokin' red hot Warriors (Steph Curry finished with 34) in a game played at the Barclays Center.
The Warriors came into the game having won ten in a row and trying to tie a franchise best 11 straight (1971-1972).
Garnett was key during the game scoring 13 points on five of seven shooting as well as making two free throws and a crucial steal down the stretch.
Did I mention that 11 of Garnett's 13 points came in the fourth?
The Nets have now won four in a row including a road win in Oklahoma City last Thursday and seem destined to turn around what has been a mostly frustrating season.
They do, however, face one of their toughest tests of the season as they have a showdown at home with the Heat on Friday.
Whatever happens the rest of the season one thing that Celtic fans can never forget: KG is the man. Yes he is...Yes he is...Yes he is...
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