After taking game one in Miami, the Nets had to think they would be back for game five no worse than even 2-2 in the series. After Sunday's 102-92 loss to the Heat at home, the Nets found themselves in a cruel position: facing elimination when they travel back to South Beach. Not only must the Nets come back from a 3-1 defecit, but they must do it by winning two games on the road. Given the Nets' play at home, Gothamist finds that prospect unlikey.
Gothamist is disappointed in the Nets. After they played so well at home during the regular season, they lost both games played at the Meadowlands this weekend. They can't be faulted for not stopping Dwayne Wade (31 points, eight assists, seven rebounds), but stopping Antoine Walker from scoring twenty would have helped. The sparkling defense that forced 17 Miami turnovers in game one has disappeared, and the Nets don't seem too far behind. A sneaky win Tuesday in Miami might make things interesting, but with momentum on the Heat's side, don't count on it.