Andrea Bargnani scores 17 points in Nets debut
Andrea Bargnani looked pretty good in his Nets debut Wednesday night.
Bargnani, who didn't play the entire preseason while nursing a tight left hamstring, shot 6-for-13 from the field and totaled 17 points in 22:09.
Conditioning, Bargnani insists, won't be a problem as he works himself into the mix.
"I am in shape because I played all summer," Bargnani said. "I always train. Even for the few days I wasn't able to practice with the team because of the hamstring, I was still able to do something. So, I never really stopped.
"As far as obviously the game planning, I wasn't able to play with my teammates in the games. So, I've got to work on that."
Lionel Hollins wore an NYPD cap before Wednesday night's game to show support for the city's police on their day of mourning.
The funeral for slain officer Randolph Holder was held on Wednesday in Queens and Hollins wanted to do his part to bring awareness visually and vocally.
"As people that have a platform, it's always important to be social, civic-minded," the Nets coach said. "You don't have to make big political statements. You just support the people who serve us, protect us."
A video of rookie Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and his brother Rahlir surprising their mother, Rylanda, with a new house has gone viral and was featured on ABC’s “World News Tonight” on Tuesday.
The reaction of a few during public encounters left Hollis-Jefferson chuckling. "I have people like, 'Hey, when are you moving me?' '' he said. "I'm like, 'Um, wow.' This is amazing."