Hollins’ ‘preaching’ finally pays off for Nets
Brooklyn Uses Fourth-Quarter Surge to Post First Win in Houston
Rebound the ball, defend the paint and take care of the basketball.
These are just a few of the basic principles Nets head coach Lionel Hollins tries to instill in his team.
At long last, Brooklyn did enough of each to secure its first victory of the season Wednesday night in Houston, using a dominant fourth-quarter surge en route to a 106-98 triumph over the Rockets in front of 18,155 fans at Toyota Center.
“When you get a win, it validates all the preaching and all the working that you’re doing,” Hollins said after the Nets ended a season-opening 0-7 slide with their first win in their last nine visits to Houston dating to March 13, 2006.