Jordan Farmar hits buzzer beater in Nets win over Clippers
The New Jersey Nets blew an 18-point lead, but Jordan Farmar hit the game winning three point basket to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 101-100.
Farmar finished the game with 16 points and made more than half of his attempts from the field. Deron Williams led the team with 21 points and added 10 assists. Rookie sensation MarShon Brooks scored 19 points, while both Kris Humphries and Shelden Williams had double-doubles, according to Nets Daily.
“It was perfect,” said Farmar. “They were always cheating over toward Deron and taking his space away. He had to bounce it and he bounced it in a perfect spot. I was a little deep but I wanted to make sure I saw the rim and stayed with my follow through. No doubt at all. I would have been hurt if it went out.”
Chris Paul, who knocked down two clutch free throws towards the end of the game, finished with 22 points and 10 assists. Blake Griffin, who was battling with Humphries all night, had a huge night with 28 points and 17 rebounds. Randy Foye scored a season-high 24 points as well in the loss, according to ESPN.
“We have to grind it back,” said Clippers head coach Vinny Del Negro. “I’m happy with the way the guys fought. It’s frustrating to put ourselves in that position and not be able to execute when we needed to. It’s frustrating.”
The Clippers will complete their long road stand on Friday against the San Antonio Spurs before they come home for a six game home stand. They are currently tied for third in the Western conference. However, only two and a half games separate them from the eight seed right now.
The Nets will hope to carry on their winning ways as they will travel to Charlotte to take on the league’s worst team before coming home for a short three game home stand. The home stand includes Houston, Milwaukee and Toronto, all of which are win-able games.