|NJPPA Pictures of the Year 2002 / Mult Sports 1st place A |
The New Jersey Nets were the surprise of the NBA surviving three tough playoff rounds to get to the Finals, where they were swept by the LA Lakers.
Getting Ready - 3:58am--Miguel Ortega vacuums the carpet which is placed around the court over the ice during the all night changeover from the National Hockey League first round playoff action between New Jersey Devils and the Carolina Hurricanes to the National Basketball League first round playoff action between the New Jersey Nets and Indiana Pacers at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford. The shift began at 11pm Sunday, April 21 and ended Monday, April 22. 4/21/2002 John Munson/Star-Ledger