Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.
After wakeup call, Nets looking for statement wins
SAN ANTONIO -- The Nets are laying off that snooze button.
Since Avery Johnson's dismissal, albeit coming in games against the Bobcats and Cavaliers, there appears to be a new sense of purpose. They're 2-0 under interim coach P.J. Carlesimo, a mark they'll look to improve on Monday night when they meet the Spurs here deep in the heart of Texas.
"The Avery thing was a big wake up...