It’s Been A Long Road Trip: Jazz 116, Nets 107 (Game Grades)

Posted on: March 30th, 2013 by Devin Kharpertian Comments


Deron Williams POINT GUARD

Clearly frustrated with the Jazz's aggressive, physical play -- rightfully so, because a lot of those plays didn't seem like "basketball plays" -- but played well, especially considering his previous standards for playing against his former team. I wish I felt more comfortable assessing his defense -- point guard defense is so difficult to analyze from afar because it relies so much on the team's overall defensive scheme. But Mo Williams didn't seem fazed with Deron on the floor.

Gerald Wallace SMALL FORWARD

Pass.

Brook Lopez CENTER

Led the Nets in scoring for much of the game and got involved in the offense late, which is rare. But he also threw away a few careless turnovers and outside of some nice blocks got beaten up inside both in man-to-man and help defense.

Andray Blatche POWER FORWARD

Had a good first half in tandem with MarShon Brooks and C.J. Watson and was at least a net neutral, even though he couldn't contain Al Jefferson or Derrick Favors.

Keith Bogans SHOOTING GUARD

Struggled (like everyone) in his short stint on Foyesanity and couldn't hit his shots, but it does seem odd that he didn't play at all in the final 16:45.

MarShon Brooks SHOOTING GUARD

I'm not sure you can really blame him (or any of the other Nets perimeter defenders) for Randy Foye and Marvin Williams going nova, and he did have good moments offensively. But his porous defense sure doesn't help his cause.

Reggie Evans POWER FORWARD

Not the fiery offensive performance we've come to expect but did essentially what you expect from Evans: rebounds galore and energy.

C.J. Watson POINT GUARD

One of the few bright spots for Brooklyn tonight -- efficient, smart, havoc-inducing.