In honor of Brooklyn's inaugural season, we're rolling out analysis, highlights, and more on each Brooklyn Nets player, one per day. Welcome to Brook Lopez Day, AKA #BrookieMonster.
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez hasa reputation for getting going early in games, and he didn't disappoint in that area in Game 5 against the Chicago Bulls, finishing the quarter with three rebounds and 11 points, four of them on these two dunks.
Brook Lopez was one of the team's bright spots in a Thursday night 79-76 loss to the Chicago Bulls, finishing with 22 points, 9 rebounds, and 7 blocks on 8-16 shooting, making him just the eighth player in NBA history to put up 22-9-7 on 50% shooting or better in the playoffs. The unique part of this line is clearly the seven swats, and here's what they looked like in the loss.
Brook Lopez did what he does best last night -- hung around the rim, dropping in easy points off layups and dunks, creating space for himself, finding the space that Deron Williams creates, and making Mark Cuban go nuts about a travel call. (Keep an eye out for Cuban at around :40. He's in the top left in the blue shirt. And he is hilarious.)
Here's some of his best plays from last night's 38-point outburst.
I don't care what happens for the rest of this Brooklyn Nets-New Orleans Hornets game. I almost don't care who wins. Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez threw down a one-hand jam in his twin brother Robin Lopez's face and there was nothing Robin Lopez could do. It's amazing. I could watch this a million times.
For a second, I thought Deron Williams was going to put down his first dunk of the season. Brook Lopez got a nice stuff on a dunk attempt by new New Orleans Hornets forward Lou Amundason, got the ball to Deron Williams, and D-Will drove coast-to-coast for a layup. Watch: