Quick Recap: New Jersey Nets 105 – Indiana Pacers 121

Sigh.  6 minutes.  6 minutes is all it takes to make a close game and put it out of reach.  The Nets were competitive for all of 6 minutes, but boy were those 6 minutes bad.  The Pacers scored 41 points in the second quarter, and never really looked back.  The Nets were able to cut it to 15 a couple of times, but the Pacers hit a few shots and the lead stretched back to 20.  The Pacers hit 13 threes and most of them were uncontested.

  • People like to get on Devin Harris because he isn’t the vocal leader.  I don’t care about that, he leads this team by example.  He takes more shots than anyone I have seen play this year, and he always pops up after them.  He played very well tonight going for 22 on 7-15 shooting (including 7-10 from the line).
  • Brook Lopez finally shook his demons against Roy Hibbert.  Brook went for 27 on 9-16 shooting (including 9-9 from the line).
  • CDR and Courtney Lee really struggled tonight, and they just didn’t look aggressive except a few plays here and there.  3-13 combined for 11 points.
  • The craziest thing about these past few games is that the Nets are taking care of the ball (only 8 turnovers tonight), they just miss way too many shots to make that meaningful.
  • Kris Humphries looks good, and he looks like he is trying to make the most of this opportunity.  15 points on 5-7 shooting.  He had a tremendous block of Roy Hibbert, and he showed his basketball IQ on a play by “pulling the chair on Hibbert” forcing the turnover.  He looked real good.
  • Six minutes…