Quick Recap: New Jersey Nets 91 – Indiana Pacers 107

Alright, that was a tough one to swallow.  The Nets didn’t really show any effort defensively negating a decent night offensively.  The Nets had trouble stopping penetration all night, allowing for the ball handler just to get walk in the lane without any protest.  There were 3 or 4 points in the second half where the Nets cut the lead to 5 or 6, but they just couldn’t get that one stop to allow them  to cut into the lead anymore.  The last one came after a nice little run cutting the lead to 5, but then Tyler Hansboro hit two open jumpers from the top of the key extending the game to 9, and it was over from there.  In the fourth quarter the Nets got it to 11, but Dunlevy drilled a 3, putting the game out of reach for the final time.

  • Terrence Williams made his return, getting 18 minutes.  I think the benching had a positive effect as T-Will attacked the lane (all four of his shots came inside), and he had a big dunk in the lane.  He finished with 6 points and 5 rebounds.  A step in the right direction.  Just a step though.  Expect for his box score to look like this for the next couple games.
  • Second straight night CDR was a non-factor.  Only got 7 shots, making 2 of them.  He finished with 7 points.
  • With 6:20 left and in the middle of a pretty nice run, Devin Harris goes to the floor for a loose ball and gets his hand stepped on.  A sprained pinky was the result, and he only played one minute after that.  He netted 18 points and 3 assists before that point.
  • Lee played well.  Missed 3 3s late, but other than that he was active both offensively and defensively.
  • Roy Hibbert is a certified Brook Lopez stopper.  In two games, Lopez is 18-50 while settling for way too many outside shots.  Hibbert’s big body really bothers Brook, and he uses it well and keeps Lopez out of position.
  • Troy Murphy and Tyler Hansboro both had big games on Josh Boone, who didn’t box out yet again.
  • Roy Hibbert made a three.  Sums up everything nicely.