VIDEO RECAP – FINAL: #Nets 103 – #Clippers 110

Updated: November 17, 2013


The Brooklyn Nets lost to the Los Angeles Clippers last night by a score of 110-103 in LA.

The Nets took on their toughest test of the season last night playing without four starters and coming off an overtime win in Phoenix the night before and they held their own.

Brooklyn withstood a 10-1 run by the Clippers to end the first half and a mammoth 18-0 run during the third quarter and still hung around and made it a game until the end.

Alan Anderson continues to be a bright spot for the Nets as he used the 3-point shot to help keep Brooklyn in the game going 4-for-7 from deep and scoring 15 points along with playing great defense.  Andray Blatche was efficient in his time on the floor scoring 19 points (8-for-11) and grabbing eight rebounds and fought through early foul trouble.

The Nets rookie big man, Mason Plumlee, showed once again why he can be an asset this year for Brooklyn with a career-high 19 points (7-for-10) in  27 minutes which was also a career-high.   The one downside was that he was but just 5-for-12 from the free-throw line but his finishes around the rim along with a few dunks makes him a rotation player for sure.

The Nets couldn’t slow down the hot J.J. Redick (26 points on 9-for-14, including 5-for-7 from 3) and Blake Griffin (30 points on 12-for-19 and 12 rebounds) long enough to get ahead and win the game.  Chris Paul was slowed down by good defense from Shaun Livingston and Tyshawn Taylor who held him to 12 points and 13 assists on 3-for-12 shooting.

The Nets just couldn’t get over the hump late in the game and after Livingston hit a jumper with .19 seconds left to make it 106-103 they couldn’t get a steal and it was a free throw contest after that.

[quote_box]“Probably everybody didn’t count on us when they saw [Garnett], Paul and [Williams] and everybody was out,” said Alan Anderson. “They probably just said, ‘They had no chance.’ But we could have won the game, so it was encouraging to see we had a chance.”[/quote_box]



[box]KEY STATS: For the second straight game the Nets have limited turnovers (11) and gave themselves a chance to pull out a hard fought victory with 80 percent of their starting lineup out with injuries.

NOTES: Tyshawn Taylor was impressive in his season-high 15 minutes helping out with all the injuries and ended up scoring 13 points, four assists and also had three steals.

NEXT UP:  The Nets will be back in action Monday night when they host the Portland Trailblazers at the Barclays Center at 7:30pm.  The game can be seen on YES. [/box]

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