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NEW YORK -- The [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] had hoped to wake up Saturday and find out the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] season-ending injury news was all a bad dream.

Unfortunately for the Nets, moving on this season without their franchise center is a bitter reality after Brooklyn learned its 7-foot All-Star broke his surgically repaired right foot late Friday night against the Sixers. Lopez's ailing health will keep him out for the season, league sources said.
The Nets' worst nightmare is exactly the kind of wake-up call the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] needed. [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

I never thought the Nets would finish better than us even with him but w/out Lopez the Nets are done. The Knicks gotta be feeling like they can turn this around now despite yesterday's loss. Boston/Toronto are playing out of their minds and will sink faster than the titanic. So really the miserable Atlantic is ours for the taking... and with that at least a 4th seed.