The Tyshawn Game: Nets 89, Pacers 84 (Game Grades)

Posted on: February 11th, 2013 by Devin Kharpertian Comments


Seventeen shot attempts, only one in the restricted area, only six made field goals -- and of course, one of them tied the game at 76 with 13 seconds left to send the game to overtime, and hit four big free throws to keep the Nets ahead in overtime.

Gerald Wallace SMALL FORWARD

Hit two corner 3's and a couple nice shots inside. Played a solid point forward on a few possessions. Stayed within himself. Got some big rebounds down the stretch in regulation and a phenomenal block on what looked like a layup in the final seconds of overtime. After his comments following Sunday night's game, this is the kind of game you want to see from him -- unselfish, smart, energetic.

Brook Lopez CENTER

Monstrous offensive game, as per usual. Had some questionable moments defensively -- it's hard to figure out how much of the coverages are strategy with him to preserve his strength and how much is just Lopez not exerting his will out of the lane. But I'll take this kind of game scoring any day. Oddly quiet during overtime, though.


The scoring talent hasn't gone away -- he's still not the most aware player on the court, evidenced by his near-eight-second violation because of his focus on the referees, but he hit some creative shots that reminded me of rookie/Providence MarShon Brooks than most of his games this season.


Outside of that one stupid play in overtime to pad his rebounding stats where he stepped out of bounds, this was good Reggie. Outside of the few times he tried to go up at the rim in traffic -- it seems like he gets stuffed twice a game in the exact same fashion -- Evans played well; smart within the defensive concepts, and rebounding, rebounding, rebounding. Tonight was his third 20-rebound game of the season. I just wish he had even a modicum of offensive talent.

Tyshawn Taylor POINT GUARD

Played great backup starter minutes -- as a point guard, you'd like to see someone who's more of a distributor, but he played about as well as you'd expect or hope, given the circumstances. Athleticism and aggressive nature on full display. Did have one brainfart moment where he didn't realize overtime had started and nearly let the tip fly out of bounds, but made up for it by hitting a shot without looking, and then hitting a ridiculous layup. Earned every one of his many minutes.

Mirza Teletovic POWER FORWARD

At least he hit rim.


0-7, sat in crunch time in favor of rookie Tyshawn Taylor, and rightfully so.


  1. avatar M I K E says:

    JJ ahould get an A+ IMO.

    Without him we would have lost the game.

    1. avatar bronxbombers2 says:

      Hey Mike, I’m joining you as an exiled ND member. I guess you got swept up in the purge, too.

      1. avatar M I K E says:


        So much I can say…but I like it better this way.

  2. avatar Max Weisberg says:


    How bout that backup PF spot?

    Humphries & Teletovic: combined 10 minutes, 0 points, 0-3.

    1. avatar M I K E says:

      Clippers should never of traded Evans…In fact they should of traded Griffin…SMH

      1. avatar Max Weisberg says:

        It’s working out pretty well for them.

        1. avatar M I K E says:


          1. avatar Max Weisberg says:

            You think that the Clippers should’ve traded Blake Griffin instead of Reggie Evans?

            Is that what I’m hearing here?

            1. avatar M I K E says:

              What’s your point Max ?

              P.S. If you guys really want an interactive website (and maybe you don’t) change this prehistoric commenting system.

              1. avatar Devin Kharpertian says:

                We should have LiveFyre installed sooner rather than later.

                1. avatar M I K E says:

                  Take your time…I’m not in a rush.

                  DK…You are pretty special…But I guess you already know that. (LOL)

                2. avatar Max Weisberg says:

                  I’m not sure I can handle the vague time-frame. I’m kind of anxious for the revamped comments format.

              2. avatar Max Weisberg says:

                I would just like you to elaborate on why you think that?

  3. avatar M I K E says:

    Great win tonight…

    And I’m happy.

    Goodnight and God bless.

  4. avatar NJBK44 says:

    Joe Johnson may be having a down year, but he is mint with the ball in his hands at the end of games. ISO Joe is Joe Cool!

    IT is also cool to see a PG drive the lane and make the defense rotate. Nice job, Tyshawn!!

  5. avatar NJBK44 says:

    Also, I thought Marshon deserved more minutes.