Richard Jefferson, Kenyon Martin; Photo:Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/NBAE

After two games in Detroit, the situation for the Nets looked grim. They had been blown out by 37 points in 2 games and nearly set a mark for futility in game 1. Some people thought the series was over, but with a victory Sunday and a 94-79 victory last night (box score), the series is even at two games a piece. The game marked the return of Jason Kidd, who had a triple double with 22 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds. Prior to game 4, Kidd only scored 22 points all series. Kenyon Martin, who had 16 points and 15 rebounds, provided the heart for the Nets, winning over the crowd at the Meadowlands. Richard Jefferson and Kerry Kittles added 19 and 14 points respectively, and shut down their defensive assignments. For the Pistons, Richard Hamilton scored 30 points and Rasheed Wallace, limited to 26 minutes because of foot pain, had only 6 points.

Gothamist wonders what's going through the minds of Pistons players right now. They thought they had the Nets all figured out, but you can never count out a champion. The two teams meet again Friday at The Palace for game 5. We're liking the Gothamist/Whatevs Smackdown a little more now that the series is even.