Quick Recap: New Jersey Nets 99, Washington Wizards 109

I didn’t think the Nets were going to show any signs of fatigue tonight, with the bench logging a good amount of minutes, however that wasn’t the case.  If the Nets performance last night defensively was the best we have seen, tonight could have been the worst as the Nets lost to the Wizards 109-99.

  • I know a lot of you didn’t see that game, and that was probably a good thing.  The defensive rotations were off the entire night.  So much so, that Blatche (the man the Nets doubled) picked up 8 assists in the first quarter.  The Wizards were allowed to crack the 100 point mark for the first time in 20 games.
  • Devin Harris put up a quiet 22, but he struggled on the offensive end.  The only player that looked like he was clicking was Brook Lopez who also put in 22 on 12 shots.
  • There are some teams that just present match-up problems for other teams (think Nets vs. Bobcats).  With how the Wizards are currently constructed, they aren’t much better talent wise, but they just are a tough match-up for the Nets.  Especially Blatche who was running around the court like a chicken with his head cut off trying to get a triple double.
  • Terrence Williams had another solid game but had a key turnover when he tried to throw a full court bounce pass down 5 late.  Rookie mistake that happens, just poor timing of it.