Thaddeus Young put up his best game in a Nets uniform, hitting 12 of 15 shots for 29 points in a 114-109 victory over the Toronto Raptors. But two of Young’s plays shined over the rest.
Guarded by Patrick Patterson down the stretch, two missed boxouts led to made baskets: Young’s defensive Patrick Patterson just wasn’t boxing him out, which allowed him to get a couple of offensive rebounds, including the one that helped clinch the game.
“(Patterson) just turned his back and just ran in, to try to stop Brook from getting the rebound, and I just slid into the side a little bit, and just dropped it in,” Young said. “I think he did that a couple of plays, actually. And I got like two offensive rebounds from it, just him running to the basket, hurry up and get the rebound, hurry up and get the outlet, and then at the last second he turns around and I’m there. So it’s one of them things where I just snuck up on him, surprised him a little bit.”
“He kept turning his back on me and just running to the basket for the rebound, so I was like, ‘all right, okay.'”