In Kidd-esque fashion, D-Will flirted with a triple-double throughout the game Thought he used screens really well, especially in the early part of the game; got to the rim on a pick-and-roll with Lopez on the first possession of the game. Undeniable how well he’s hitting his outside shots now, in a way he didn’t early in the season.
Smooth, quiet shooting night for Johnson, who did get a floater or two in the lane but otherwise continues his slow trend outward away from the basket. In 34 games this season, Johnson has now attempted 2 or fewer free throws 18 times. Not a criticism, more an observation. When his outside shot’s falling, can’t really complain about good looks.
I know the Kings are bad and the statline doesn’t show it, but I thought Wallace played a really effective game tonight off the ball — some solid screens and great defensive rotations. Let everyone else succeed around him.
Amazingly effective offensive game — scored both inside and outside — and the team barely needed him.
Really good one to see. Another crafty interior game from Blatche — deked DeMarcus Cousins and scored in nifty ways in the lane on a regular basis. Picked up another double-double playing in Brook Lopez’s “rest after leading us in scoring in a double-overtime” game.
Welcome back, MarShon. Floaters in the lane, defense-splitting dribble moves, attacks in the lane, impossible fadeaway jumpers with the shot clock approaching zero, and questionable defensive decisions. It’s like last year’s MarShon never left.
Reggie Evans attacking the rim with ferocity is not a Reggie Evans that I’m used to. I said after yesterday’s game that he wasn’t really a starter despite his rebounding appetite and excellent beard, but Evans can function as a decent fifth man when everyone else is running on all offensive cylinders like tonight.
Oh: and REGGIE EVANS HIT A LAYUP THROUGH AN UP AND UNDER MOVE. NEVER FORGET.
AIR MIRZA! First: holy Mirza, Mirza got up on that dunk in the fourth quarter and kicked his legs out Air Jordan-style.
Teletovic’s best game yet: outside of one weird moment when he chose not to shoot an open three, only to get the ball back and miss it out of rhythm, Teletovic helped the Nets extend their first-half lead with a barrage of outside shots and one dunk attempt that looked unlike any rack attack we’d seen from the Bosnian Bomber all year.