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3/30/2003 - Houston Chronicle
Nets hit men take down Rockets
3/30/2003 - Newark Star-Ledger
Nets, Jefferson clock Rockets
3/29/2003 - Newark Star-Ledger
In short, there's no science to being tall
Looking Foolish in Jersey
Drafted by Rockets, Jefferson busts out triple-double in Nets romp
By Clutch
MARCH 31, 2003 9:31 PM  |  BOX SCORE  |  HISTORY VS. NETS

Caught in the Nets
Steve Francis tries to break free from DIK Mutombo and Jason Kidd
When the Rockets traded three first-round draft picks (one of which was Richard Jefferson) in 2001 to the New Jersey Nets for Eddie Griffin, it was viewed as a great move by the Rockets - by myself as well.

However, Jefferson made the Rockets look foolish Monday night.

The second-year forward out of Arizona went off for his first career triple-double with 30 points, 11 assists and 10 boards in the Nets 110-86 rout of the Rockets in New Jersey.

Eddie Griffin on the other hand went 2-9 from the floor for 7 points.

Yao Ming led the Rockets, who were playing without Cuttino Mobley, with 24 points and Yao did in fact take a fierce (and intentional) elbow to the throat from Dikembe Mutombo in the second quarter, but did it break his collarbone and end his season? Definitely not.

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