Winning any games without Jeremy Lin has been a challenge all year. Add in both Lopez and Booker to that equation and you find yourself in a rut. Top it off with Kilpatrick, Acy, and Harris to go along with a fired up Chicago crowd and team and things are looking quite dim.
Nets fans should not judge the end of the season based off of this game in any shape or form. Instead, they should look at the last game against Chicago where they showed real promise and perseverance down the stretch.
This one may be booked as a loss, but there is real hope for this team moving forward. It will only get brighter through the draft and free-agency despite not having their top pick. There are simply too many solid young guys on this team to not have any hope.