Dallas Decks Brooklyn: Nets 90, Dallas 98


P.J. Carlesimo COACH

Maybe took too long to go to Mizra Teletovic (again), but hard to blame the coach when the players routinely takes entire quarters of basketball off.

Deron Williams POINT GUARD

The 17 first half points were nice, but the 7 turnovers were killers. Reminiscent of 2011-12 DWill. Carried the load offensively, but at the expense of ball control.

Joe Johnson SHOOTING GUARD

Looked rusty. Started to find his stroke after the first quarter, but disappeared for stretches and was on the bench in crunch time.

Gerald Wallace SMALL FORWARD

The guy who used to stuff a stat sheet finished with 7 points and 3 rebounds. I think Nets fans would gladly take the guy who came over for the stretch run over the player currently impersonating Gerald Wallace.

Kris Humphries POWER FORWARD

Grabbed some rebounds early (6) but failed to distinguish himself again and Mizra was the PF of choice down the stretch.

Brook Lopez CENTER

There’s still something “off” with Brook since the ASG, but a solid night where he flirted with a double-double (19 points, 9 rebounds).

Andray Blatche POWER FORWARD

:::In falsetto singing voice::: “Roller Coastah! Of Dray!” Second quarter scoring barrage interspersed with some boneheaded turnovers and missed defensive assignments.

Keith Bogans SHOOTING GUARD

Was in the crunch time rotation, but only had 3 points to show for it. Missed a trey off a pretty feed from Mizra in the fourth quarter that would have blown the lid off the Barclays if it had gone in.

Reggie Evans POWER FORWARD

11 rebounds, two missed shots at the rim. Might be the only player in the NBA who’s rebounding rate % exceeds his shooting percentage.

Mirza Teletovic POWER FORWARD

Was a spark in the fourth quarter run that almost brought the Nets all the way back, and more importantly, looked like he belonged and wasn’t a liability down the stretch. But does Mizra = page views? Important members of the 4th estate need to know!

C.J. Watson POINT GUARD

Also helped to fuel the fourth quarter comeback attempt and played some key minutes for the rusty Joe Johnson down the stretch.


Comments

  1. All that has to be said is look at how easily Lopez was able to score when Mirza was on the court with him. SPACING…

    Tomorrow Mirza will probably get a DNP because PJ sees it as a bad matchup, even though Mirza played Dirk at least as tough as Reggie did tonight…

  2. I have no clue why people continue to argue in Teletovic’s favour. During a twelve-point stretch by the Mavs spanning the third and fourth, ten of those points were scored by the man guarded by Mirza at that particular moment. He’s astonishingly poor at blitzing the high screen, which twice in the fourth resulted in him immediately losing his man. His best effort to correct the error was to spin aimlessly in the paint before arbitrarily committing to the wrong player.

    He also missed both of his threes (one of them a trademark airball) and committed four fouls in quick succession (including three in the fourth), putting us in the penalty far too early. The fouls themselves showed the defensive awareness and decision-making ability of a lobotomy patient. Shortly after smacking Dirk’s ass on a hopeless swipe, he knocked him upside the head for no apparent reason. For good measure, he threw in a loose ball foul on an opponent standing a good eight feet from the play.

    So what is it that endears Teletovic to the hordes of supporters begging PJ to give him more playing time? Is he just the player that white fans have adopted as “the dude I like because he looks more like me than the other dudes”? I can’t think of any other reason. It would explain, at least, why so many of the fans talking him up on the official BKN Facebook page have Eastern European surnames.

    1. 3 facts you cannot deny:

      – Dirk Nowitzki and Shawn Marion combined to play 12 minutes in the 4 quarter. They combined for 3 points. Teletovic played all 12 minutes.

      – The Nets cut what was a 20 point lead to 5 with Teletovic on the court.

      – His “air ball” was not in fact an “air ball.” It was blocked and he, as well as the coaches thought he got fouled on the play.

    2. That is because you are clueless when it comes to basketball.

      Would you rather have Evans on most the time? The OFFENSIVE LIABILITY? He is not much of a defender either, he is just a rebounder.

      Also what are you talking about MT3 playing bad D, he actually played extremely solid D today and the last couple of games as well.

  3. i havent been looking at this website recently-but it is clear to me now WHY i have not tuned in!!

    i was at the game last night-sitting near the front with multiple people within the nets organization–we sat there in amazement-each one of us–how easily Lopez was being pushed around by Kaman–he was completely taken out of the game until Kamen sat and he was covered by the smaller Elton Brand-who is really a forward
    HOW anyone can grade Lopez a b+ is amazing to me
    as we were leaving the game-one of the people looked at me and i quote him verbatim as saying Lopez IS NOT AN ALL-STAR and he doesnt play well against good,physical centers
    to me,despite being tall and adding muscle-he just isnt strong
    Lopez has many weaknesses that the STATBOY WHO GRADES HIM A B+ doesnt take into account because it doesnt show up in stats–if the STATBOY who wrote this article -attended games rather than watching on television, his ratings of players i bet would be markedly different
    Lopez is a player whose weaknesses do not show up in a review of the numbers-last night being exemplary
    again,he is easily taken out of his game by physical centers-last night he was constantly 20 feet away from the basket with Kamen covering him
    his rebounding for a bigman is subpar
    his moves are incredibly mechanical
    if he is double teamed,he often doesnt have the athleticism needed to avoid turnovers
    lastly he is a major liability on defense as supported by being out of the lineup for entire fourth quarters recently
    at best, he is a servicable center but CLEARLY does not play on an all star caliber level!!

    in summary,anyone including the STATBOY,who goes by Lopez stats , is clearly missing the reality of what actually goes on in games

    in reality,Lopez should have been graded a c or d–an F for most of the game-only better with a smaller player defending him in spurts!!

    1. So we should just cut him?

      Your “friends” in the Nets organization clearly don’t feel the same way about Lopez as you do. Remember when Billy King gave him maximum contract? Remember when Billy King said it was “disgraceful” that Lopez didn’t make the All-star team?

      Luckily you or your “friends” are not the GM. Or anywhere close to the GM for that matter.

  4. one more comment to think about—one ther erson looked at me and said the Nets are the best of the bad teams!!
    i think what he meant was they are ok but probably above average-no better than that

    this team has many weaknesses and team chemistry is still a problem

    to me the biggest problem is lack of speed and quickness–they are murdered by teams that are quick
    with the current personnel-i cant see this group getting quicker

  5. Max,

    the problem is you guys actually believe what you read–DO YOU REALLY THINK THAT KING IS NOT GOING TO PUPLICLY SUPPORT HIS PLAYER-ESPECIALLY GIVING LOPEZ THE CONTRACT HE GOT?
    it would be self destruction for nim not to support Lopez

    I have said repeatedly before on this site but you choose to ignore it–that the media is used by these people fopr theirown purposes–King and others will never badmouth any player in the press–meaning what they say publicly may be very very different than what they are actually thinking!
    when you respond to me about what King sayus pubicly,i just roll my eyes in disbelief that you could be so so gullible!!

    if you believe everything you read-you will be misled more often than not!!

    one of the major reasons Rod Thorn quit a few years ago was because true info. was being leaked out to the press by Brett Yormack–this goes to show you that any true underlying beliefs are kept internally

    i have been laughed at in the past Many times by people with the nNets who i mention things i read–very little of which is accurate!!
    DONT YOU UNDERSTAND THAAT BEAT WRITERS NEED GOSSIP TO WRITE ABOUT!!

    1. You can’t deny that the Nets gave Brook Lopez a maximum contract. You don’t do that to a player that you don’t like. Maybe YOU don’t like him, but that doesn’t mean that the organization doesn’t like him.

  6. LASTLY,MAX,,

    at the game last night,IT WAS CLEAR THATT CARLISLE OUTCOACHED P.J.—what you cant get by watching a t.v.-is that Carlisle doubled both guards AND HE applied full court pressure on the ballhandler-too often thlast night-this cauised less thsn 10 secondas left on the shot clock-BEFORE the nets even got into a play–leaving a lot of hurried shots-great strategy to use on the nets because causing the ball to leave the 2 guards–left 3 players left to shoot
    first Lopex who was out of the game by Kamens physical play on him
    SECOND-Wallace AND THE starting powe forward cant hit open jumpers

    we all left the game that Carlisles strategy fom double teaming to pressiuring the ballhandler fullcourt worked grat forbDallas

    you are severly misled if you believe the nets do not have MAJOR FLAWS–this is why they CONSISTENTLY lose to good teams!!

    1. I don’t disagree that the team has major flaws. I don’t think anyone does. They need a coach, a PF, and a healthy PG.

      Carlesimo gets out coached every game, so this is nothing new that your giving us here. He’s got the third worst record if coaches have coached min. 500 career games.

  7. Max-you are a really apple and oranges guy

    the reality is they spent a year trying to package Lopez in a trade for Howard—when this failed at the last minute–they were left with signing Lopez to a megadeal or losing him in freeagency and having no center but Petro left

    you equate what someones worth is by what he is paid-big mistake

    if the nets brass thought heb was a max contract kind of star -they would not have included him in trade talks on a serious level

    I REPEAT IF YOU THINK THAT LOOKING AT STATISTICS TELLS YOU HOW GOOD A PLAYER LOPEZ IS-YOU ARE DEAD WRONG
    HE HAS MANY WEAKNESSES THAT ARE EXPLOITED BY OTHER TEAMS

  8. LOPEZ IS CERTAINLY A DECENT-ABOVE AVERAG PLAYER BUT NOT A STAR—-DONT BELIEVE ALL YOU READ IN THE PRESS-JUST NOT REALITY-ALL BULLS–T -JUST TO CREATE A STORY