What in the world just happened? Magic 107, Nets 86 (GAME GRADES)

Jason Terry

I appreciate Jason Terry’s decision to not do the JET celebration when the Brooklyn Nets are in the midst of getting thrashed by a bad team.

Mason Plumlee CENTER

Hey, he got a dunk! A+ for dunking. And, that’s the second-to-last good thing you’ll see in these grades.


Okay, tonight was bad pretty much across the board, but Pierce was one of the few exceptions in that he wasn’t a complete dud tonight. Plus, DUNK DUNK DUNK DUNK.

Let’s put aside for a moment that Victor Oladipo out-dunked him heartily. That was one nice moment.

Shaun Livingston POINT GUARD

Nice block on Oladipo in the first quarter and had a surprising lefty dunk in the third but not much otherwise.

Andrei Kirilenko POWER FORWARD

Great shot fakes but clearly not 100% while returning from back spasms. Looked uncomfortable even while dribbling.

Kevin Garnett POINT GUARD

Got good shots but struggled to put the ball in the basket and didn’t make a discernible defensive impact.

Deron Williams POINT GUARD

Sloppy dribbling, weird shot selection at times. If he’s 100%, he certainly didn’t play like it. He got thoroughly outplayed by rookie Victor Oladipo after playing such a good game against the defendingf champion Miami Heat. Um, what?



Brook Lopez CENTER

I will say this: for all the bad we saw tonight, including Lopez’s defense against Vucevic, he did not do a bad job defending the rim against slashers and scored those little bunnies we’ve known him to do. Wish he’d spend more time in the paint, though.

Andray Blatche POWER FORWARD

It is way too early to make any kind of value judgments about Andray Blatche reverting to his Washington ways after a career season last year in Brooklyn and I’ll leave it at that.