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Team USA Showcase: Plumlee struggles+shines, but our best to Paul George

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Thoughts and prayers to @Paul_George24 and his family #usa — Mason Plumlee (@masonplumlee) August 2, 2014 How would you grade the players? Mason Plumlee CENTER First and foremost: the game was cut short because of a horrific leg injury to Paul George, who needed to be carried off by a stretcher. It was a gruesome […]

Goodnight, Brooklyn: Heat 96, Nets 94 (GAME GRADES)

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How would you grade the players? The Brooklyn Nets CENTER Four tough games. Heat closed. Nets didn’t. Hell of a season, guys. Deron Williams POINT GUARD 36 mins, 7-16 FG%, 0-0 FT%, 17 PTS, 4 ASTS, 4 RBS, 1 STL, 1 BLK, 1 TO Attacked for two early layups, but then looked surprisingly timid, passing […]

Gutpunch: Heat 102, Nets 96 (GAME GRADES)

Gutpunch: Heat 102, Nets 96 (GAME GRADES)

How would you grade the players? The Brooklyn Nets CENTER Everything the Nets did tonight was overshadowed by LeBron James, who dominated with 25 first-half points on 9-13 shooting, and then dominated the second half with… 24 points on 8-11 shooting. Pretty good. After a technical foul in a scuffle with (who else) Alan Anderson, […]

Not Done Yet: Nets 104, Heat 90 (GAME GRADES)

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How would you grade the players? The Brooklyn Nets CENTER Ain’t no place like home, right? After putting up two stinkers in the first two games, appearing to give up early in Game 1 and then throwing away Game 2, the Nets came home and put together their best performance against the Heat this season, […]

0-2: Heat 94, Nets 82 (PLAYOFF GAME GRADES)

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How would you grade the players? The Brooklyn Nets CENTER The Nets played a much more competitive, in-sync game than they did in Game 1, getting to spots on defense in the paint more quickly, creating more open shots inside and out, and forcing live-ball turnovers early. But down the stretch in crunch time, the […]

Burned: Heat 107, Nets 86 (PLAYOFF GAME GRADES)

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How would you grade the players? The Brooklyn Nets CENTER For all the talk of each team’s inverted offense and small-long hybrid lineups, this game came down to how each team performed in the paint, and the Nets couldn’t control it against a stronger, more athletic Heat team. The Nets had no answer for the […]

NETS ESCAPE TO SECOND ROUND: Nets 104, Raptors 103 (GAME GRADES)

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How would you grade the players? The Brooklyn Nets CENTER See you in Miami. Deron Williams POINT GUARD Didn’t have his best game, wasn’t silent for four quarters, but led the Nets offense and played some really solid defense. I thought today was a referendum on Williams as a player, but as it turns out, […]

WE’RE GOING SEVEN. Nets 97, Raptors 83 (GAME GRADES)

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How would you grade the players? The Brooklyn Nets CENTER On the brink of elimination, played about as well as you can imagine for 36 minutes, lopped off for about six, and closed it out behind their stars. Game 7 awaits in Toronto. Deron Williams POINT GUARD I don’t think he saw the poster outside […]

So Close And So Far: Raptors 115, Nets 113 (GAME GRADES)

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How would you grade the players? The Brooklyn Nets CENTER I don’t really know what to say about this. I don’t know what there is to say about this. Well, okay, there’s this: it was bad. It was so bad for three quarters that Raptors fans mockingly sing-songed a “BROOK-LYNNN” chant. It was so bad […]

Rapped: Raptors 87, Nets 79 (GAME GRADES)

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How would you grade the players? The Brooklyn Nets CENTER Lots of blame will be placed on the team’s inability to create offense in the fourth quarter, and that’s a fair analysis. They stunk in crunch time against a team that has (if you believe the narrative) worse crunch-time options. But Brooklyn’s pick-and-roll defense fell […]

ESCAPISM: Nets 102, Raptors 98 (PLAYOFF GAME GRADES)

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How would you grade the players? The Brooklyn Nets CENTER It’s really cool when they nearly let a 15-point lead crumble to dust in three minutes, right? Defensively, the Nets did a solid job containing DeMar DeRozan after a hot start, and Jonas Valanciunas did considerably less damage with five fouls. Kyle Lowry only got […]

Knotted Up: Raptors 100, Nets 95 (PLAYOFF GAME GRADES)

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How would you grade the players? The Brooklyn Nets CENTER Until the last few minutes, the Nets maximized their best asset — forcing turnovers — and were dominated by their biggest weakness — rebounding. They may have set a record for most shots rimmed out in a game, which will happen sometimes. Credit to DeMar […]