Check out the box score from last night's victory here.

Some immediate takeaways:

  • Gerald Wallace and Joe Johnson played 50 and 52 minutes respectively and are now pitted against one of the most physical defenses in the NBA tonight in the Chicago Bulls. Wallace particularly took a number of hard hits to the floor, so we'll have to see how Avery Johnson uses these two tonight, especially if Brook Lopez is limited and/or held out of the game.

  • Kris Humphries had 0 assists, unless you count his inadvertent tip pass to Kyle Singler which tied the game at 105. It was probably the prettiest pass Hump has made this season.

  • The Nets scored 31 points combined in the third and fourth quarters after putting up 36 points in the second quarter alone. Not only did the team's poor third quarter play return, but it was really a terrible second half and the Nets were on the brink of losing that game multiple times.

  • Deron Williams finished 7-17 with six assists. I vaguely remember a lot of similar stat lines from Devin Harris during the 2009-10 NBA season. Not saying Devin Harris is as good as Deron Williams, but if I can make that comparison that easily, something has to be done, whether its rest or just less shooting for DWill, because the Nets are not going to resemble anything close to a contender in the Eastern Conference with these performances mounting from their star PG.
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    Here's the full box score, including advanced stats. And analysis from Devin:

    1) Jerry Stackhouse's offensive rating. Look at it. Bask in it. Be careful to respect its glory. And remember that just a game ago, it was 205.

    2) Andray Blatche's offensive rebounding percentage. In 29 minutes, Dray Day AKA Zero Hero grabbed as many rebounds as the entire Celtics team did all game. Think about that for a second. With five positions and 48 minutes in a game, that leaves 240 minutes that the entire C's squad couldn't grab more offensive rebounds than Andray Blatche did in 12% of the time.

    3) Joe Johnson's +/-. For once, Jerry Stackhouse didn't lead the team in +/- (though he did on a per-minute basis, if I want to be grumbly) -- it was shooting guard Joe Johnson, who also had the team's highest +/- in the much closer second half. Indeed it was Johnson who hit big shots and controlled the tempo early and late. Plus-minus is always prone to variance in any one game, but Johnson was a major catalyst in last night's victory. You could even call him a poor man's Jerry Stackhouse.

    The full box score here.