On the strength of a 30-point quarter to start the game, and a 33-point quarter coming out of halftime, Brooklyn was able to get the best of a good defensive Memphis team.
In 16 minutes off the bench, Andray Blatche shot a team-best 66.7 percent from the field, with four rebounds, three blocks, and two assists, including this memorable play.
After joking about breaking out his inner point guard, Blatche spoke about how the team is playing with confidence as they continue to string together victories.
"It's always fun when you're winning. We're above .500, but right now we're still working, we're still trying to get a better seed in the playoffs. ... It just shows that we've gotten better. We had a slow start, but we didn't give in. We continued to fight."
There's only one Andray Blatche. How many big men do you know who could pull off the steal, to spin move, to Euro step, to finger roll like Dray?
Kevin Garnett has done an outstanding job at the center spot in the wake of Brook Lopez's injury, but with KG sidelined the past few days, Mason Plumlee and Andray Blatche have really stepped their game up when the Nets needed them most.
Brooklyn's depth has been a big strength all season, and after a long, winding road to respectability, the Nets now find themselves in pretty good shape with an opportunity to finish strong down the stretch over the last six weeks of the regular season.
The Nets are finally starting to gel, and they may be a tough out come playoff time. As Blatche said, the Nets are still working hard, and the rest of the NBA has taken notice.