Nets Blown Out On Home Court By 10-20 Pacers


Final: 12/27/2014

L 85 110

This was less a basketball game and more a fever dream from the Basketball Gods, who should’ve realized scheduling Nets-Pacers when both teams were on the second half of a back-to-back was a good idea after it was clear Paul George wouldn’t play.

Make no mistake about it: this was a difficult one to watch before the Pacers ripped off an extended 20-8 run to extend a 10-point lead into 22 early in the fourth quarter, before the Nets tried to rattle off one late run and failed, before they had to throw in their white-flag lineup with two minutes left in the game to end a depressing blowout.

This type of game happens every now and then in an 82-game season, but given Brooklyn’s current rickety status as a team looking to sell off their spare parts, it’s an ugly, ugly loss at a time when they’re just struggling to stay afloat: a 25-point blowout against a 10-20 team that’s the worst offense in the league outside of Philadelphia.

Brook Lopez


The stats: 0 PTS, 0-5 FG, 5 REB, 2 AST, 2 BLK, 2 TOV

Hard to know what he can be when he’s healthy, or locked in. But right now, he’s neither.