In a five-point loss to the Toronto Raptors, it’s easy to point fingers at a lot of small things: the Nets didn’t execute well, they didn’t rebound well, and they missed shots in crunch time as the Raptors sealed the 100-95 victory.
But one thing that tends to get lost in all of that, possibly because it doesn’t make for a particularly good story: sometimes, the shots just don’t fall.
That was one of the biggest issues for Brooklyn in their Game 2 100-95 loss: the staggering number of shots that went halfway down and just rimmed right out.
After a putrid 4-24 shooting performance from three-point range in Game 1, the Nets didn’t do much better in Game 2, hitting just three more shots (7) in as many attempts (24). (The Raptors actually shot worse from deep, hitting just 2-16 from outside.)
The series swings back to Brooklyn for Game 3, and maybe they’ll find better shooting luck there: they shot 39.1 percent from three-point range at home this season, as opposed to 34.8 percent on the road.