Maybe took too long to go to Mizra Teletovic (again), but hard to blame the coach when the players routinely takes entire quarters of basketball off.
The 17 first half points were nice, but the 7 turnovers were killers. Reminiscent of 2011-12 DWill. Carried the load offensively, but at the expense of ball control.
Looked rusty. Started to find his stroke after the first quarter, but disappeared for stretches and was on the bench in crunch time.
The guy who used to stuff a stat sheet finished with 7 points and 3 rebounds. I think Nets fans would gladly take the guy who came over for the stretch run over the player currently impersonating Gerald Wallace.
Grabbed some rebounds early (6) but failed to distinguish himself again and Mizra was the PF of choice down the stretch.
There’s still something “off” with Brook since the ASG, but a solid night where he flirted with a double-double (19 points, 9 rebounds).
:::In falsetto singing voice::: “Roller Coastah! Of Dray!” Second quarter scoring barrage interspersed with some boneheaded turnovers and missed defensive assignments.
Was in the crunch time rotation, but only had 3 points to show for it. Missed a trey off a pretty feed from Mizra in the fourth quarter that would have blown the lid off the Barclays if it had gone in.
11 rebounds, two missed shots at the rim. Might be the only player in the NBA who’s rebounding rate % exceeds his shooting percentage.
Was a spark in the fourth quarter run that almost brought the Nets all the way back, and more importantly, looked like he belonged and wasn’t a liability down the stretch. But does Mizra = page views? Important members of the 4th estate need to know!
Also helped to fuel the fourth quarter comeback attempt and played some key minutes for the rusty Joe Johnson down the stretch.