Quick Recap: Milwaukee Bucks 97, New Jersey Nets 77

The Nets lost what was actually a pretty competitive game against the Milwaukee Bucks with about 3 minutes to go in the third quarter, 97-77, as the offense completely stalled in the game’s final 15 minutes. The Nets enter the all-star break at 4-48.

  • If you want to take anything positive from the way this game shaked out, at least Devin Harris came back from injury and scored a season high 27 points on 9-17 shooting. He also had 9 assists and a steal.
  • The problem for the Nets (of many), was that their next highest scorer was Courtney Lee with 11 points. Yi, Brook Lopez and Jarvis Hayes, had 9 points a piece, and the bench was largely ineffective again outside of Kris Humphries 7 points.
  • The Bucks outscored the Nets 48-26 in the paint. Andrew Bogut led the way for Milwayukee with 22 points and 9 rebounds. Luke Ridnour continued to hound the Nets with 17 points and 8 assists.
  • The blizzard-like conditions in the Northeast made a usually empty Izod Center even emptier, with an announced crowd of just over 1,000.