Net Worth: Brooklyn Nets 82, Orlando Magic 74

Posted on: November 11th, 2012 by Devin Kharpertian Comments
The Brooklyn Nets eked out an 82-74 victory against the Orlando Magic, in a game that should never have been that close. After nearly giving it away in the second half, the Nets got offense when they lacked it and got just enough stops to plug Orlando's well. Here's your Net Worth.


Deron Williams POINT GUARD

Really good all-around game from D-Will -- scored, dished, probed the lane, grabbed some sneaky rebounds, and hit a killer jumper with under two minutes left to put the Nets up 7.

Joe Johnson SHOOTING GUARD

Shot poorly (though he hit a three-pointer with six minutes left to push the lead into double digits, and hit two game-ending free throws), generally couldn't find a role in the offense, didn't really affect the game off the ball, and still had a team high +/-. Basketball!

Kris Humphries POWER FORWARD

Beautiful board-grabbing by Humphries, and notched another double-double. Almost threw down a dunk in the fourth quarter that would've combusted The Black House. 21 rebounds don't lie. 14 points don't hurt.

Brook Lopez CENTER

Odd, though not unexpected, showing from Lopez. Scored really well particularly on hook shots and jumpers and led the team in scoring, but turned the ball over seven times and got abused defensively on switches and in the post. Picked up three assists, the most he's had since April of 2011, but they all came in the first quarter. (To be fair, he should've had one in the fourth on a beautiful dump-down to Kris Humphries, but an offensive foul call that I wasn't so sure about screwed that up.)

Andray Blatche POWER FORWARD

His rebounding prowess salvaged him, but boy did he throw up some ugly shots. He gets abusive tunnel vision and has trouble adjusting. It was evident tonight.

Keith Bogans SHOOTING GUARD

Hope Crash is healthy soon.

Reggie Evans POWER FORWARD

Reggie don't hit free throws, but that's okay, because Reggie Evans grabs rebounds all day. This is the Reggie Evans song.

Jerry Stackhouse SHOOTING GUARD

STACK BACK. I REFUSE TO BE RATIONAL ABOUT JERRY STACKHOUSE. JERRY STACKHOUSE IS OCEANIC AGE OLD AND NAILING THREES. JERRY STACKHOUSE LED THE BROOKLYN NETS IN PLUS-MINUS BECAUSE STATISTICS COWER TO JERRY STACKHOUSE. UNC JERRY STACKHOUSE BEGS TO POST UP DUKE JJ REDICK BECAUSE JERRY STACKHOUSE DON'T CARE NOTHIN' 'BOUT NOBODY. JERRY STACKHOUSE PLAYED FIFTEEN MINUTES IN A PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL GAME IN 2012. TRUCK ON, JERRY STACKHOUSE.

C.J. Watson POINT GUARD

It's an old adage of basketball that it's not the five that starts the game that matters, it's the five that ends it. The Nets needed to "end" this one, and Keith Bogans wasn't on the floor. C.J. Watson was. He struggled a bit in the second half, but he scored six points in about one second and stole two inbounds passes from Orlando. That enough is a good game from your backup point guard.


Comments

  1. avatar WynnDuffy says:

    Nets offense needs some serious work.

    Too many shots with the clock winding down. Plays need to be drawn up, and the passing has got to be crisper.

    Could really use a flamethrower from three.

    Just glad we held on.

  2. avatar erosie says:

    I actually thought we had some really good moments. There are plays where almost everyone touches the ball. I didn’t think bogans deserved that low of a grade. He’s definitely no crash but for what we will normally need from him I don’t think he did that badly.overall the entire team let down after the first quarter. When is jj going to pick it up? He doesn’t make much of an impact but then again at least it’s not outlaw

  3. avatar jsalkin1 says:

    @Wynn Duffy:

    I honestly feel we should play Teletovic more. I know he is in a funk, but if he learns how to get his shot up over NBA athletes, he gives us value that Reggie Evans does not give. If Brook and Kris rebound, I believe Mirza provides more value to the roster than Reggie, despite loving him.