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February 25, 2009

"If a shot falls in the woods," well, what if there weren't many Nets fans there to begin with?

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NJNetsCrowd090223.jpg NJ Nets point guard Devon Harris got off an incredible buzzer-beating shot from beyond the half-court line to win Monday night's game against Philly. Unfortunately, the Nets were left high-fiving themselves: sports channels and reporters didn't give props to what should have been the play of the day, and the arena seemed less than half full.

Last night the Meadowlands hosted just about as exciting a game as you could possibly imagine," wrote Henry Abbott yesterday in ESPN's TrueHoop blog, referring to the New Jersey Nets-Philadelphia 76ers contest that ended with an astonishing half-court buzzer-beater from Nets point guard Devin Harris.

But his local newspaper, the New York Times, didn't send a staffer to the game, and it was covered with three paragraphs of bland AP copy.
The reported attendance was 13,235, or 66.3% of the 19,968 capacity. Now, I know that attendance reflects tickets distributed, not gate count, but does anyone think they came even close to the reported total?

Keep in mind that the game was competitive until the end, so few should have left early.


Posted by lumi at February 25, 2009 5:02 AM