Quick Recap: Dallas Mavericks 117, New Jersey Nets 101

Well, the Nets made history tonight in their 117-101 loss to the Mavericks (14-5). By falling to 0-18, the Nets now solely own the record for the worst start in NBA history. I would say congratulations are in order, but my gallow’s humor got used up in the second quarter tonight.

  • So about that second quarter – the Mavericks scored 49 points on 17-19 shooting. That’s not a typo. It wasn’t like the Mavs were hitting a bunch of lucky shots either. These were wide open jumpers and layups. I guess, the Nets decided to take a quarter off on defense. Too bad, because they were actually able to hang with the Mavs every other quarter tonight.
  • For the first half, the Mavs shot 80.6 percent.
  • The Nets actually looked somewhat competent on offense tonight, breaking 100 points, and shooting 44 percent from the field – which isn’t really that good, but by Nets standards, those nets were almost scorching tonight.
  • Jason Kidd tortured his old team with a typical 16 points, 10 assists and 8 rebounds. Just another day at the office for JKidd.
  • Chris Douglas-Roberts led all Nets scorers with 24 points on 10-21 shooting, though he also turned the ball over 5 times.
  • As Sebastian predicted, Erik Dampier had a solid game with 18 points and 11 rebounds.  Brook Lopez meanwhile had 16 points on 2-6 shooting from the field.
  • Courtney Lee chipped in with 13 points off the bench, but did it on 5-17 shooting, including 2-7 from three-point land.
  • Bobby Simmons had his stroke going for one night, with 10 points, on 4-7 shooting, including 2-2 from three.
  • The sparse Izod Center crowd loudly booed the Nets as the final seconds ticked off. I just don’t know how I feel about that.
  • Kiki Vandeweghe: this is your mess now.