Nets 107, Pistons 105 (2OT): Box Score Reaction

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.