The Nets impressed me despite flying under my radar most of this season. Off season trade from the Rockets James Harden was HERCULES with 37 points and 11 rebounds albeit with the help of more than average minutes on court, 41 minutes to be exact. Testament of the coach’s confidence in him. Fellow point guard for the Nets Irving helped with his 28 points with amazing shooting.Clippers go to guy Kawhi Leonard had 29 points ably assisted by George’s 34 points, both were averaging a game high point per minute. The narrow 108-112 win for the Nets was due to then having more points from the paint,60 to 38.

Nets are now 2nd in the East with the mid season all star game fast approaching. They have a 20-12 record. Clippers are 3rd in the West behind Lakers and Jazz with a 22-10 record.