Well, that was almost not ugly.
Here’s your Net Worth:
Late push — and a legitimately good one — but wasn’t enough after a rough, rough first half. Looked out of rhythm and out of control until it was too late.
BE VERY, VERY AFRAID: EVIL TWIN MO JOHNSON IS ALIVE.
No one out-hustles Gerald Wallace and holy crap, did he throw it down in the fourth quarter. Did commit a costly turnover late handling the ball, though.
Came off the bench for the first time after 97 consecutive games started (that he played in). Didn’t do much — got free for an open dunk in the fourth quarter during the furiocomeback thanks to a Deron Williams feed, but somewhat invisible otherwise.
Got to the line a few times in the first half and hit some early jumpers, but got burned defensively and didn’t play in the fourth quarter.
One of Brooks’ best games yet: scored off his own creativity and open feeds, and dropped 14 points despite only playing in the second half. Could this be a turning point that puts him in the rotation?
Performed semi-admirably in his first start. The Nets, believe it or not, got off to a red-hot start, leading 11-2 after four minutes, and two of those buckets came from Reggie Evans steals leading to fast-break points. He didn’t look out of place in the starting lineup, but he didn’t plug the plagued Nets, either.
Still getting available for these corner 3’s, but…