VIDEO RECAP – FINAL: #Nets 92 – #Spurs 113

Updated: January 1, 2014


The Brooklyn Nets lost to the San Antonio Spurs by a score of 113-92 in San Antonio.The Nets went into this game with a record of 4-36 all-time in San Antonio so a win would be a huge surprise for all Brooklyn fans for sure.

The game started off about as poor as the Nets could possibly want with them shooting 36 percent and being outrebounded 16-6 in first quarter to do down 20-10.

Joe Johnson got two quick foul calls which landed him on the bench right away only to give Alan Anderson some more playing time.  Anderson made the most of it with eight points in the opening quarter to help try to get the Nets back into the game and at least remain close.

One of the surprises of the game was the rookie Mason Plumlee who made the AT&T Center his own personal dunk contest with four dunks and three of them were alley-oops from teammates.  He had eight points at half and ended with 15 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in 38 minutes of action.

The Spurs blew the game wide open in the second quarter as they scored  29 points and held Brooklyn to a lowly 16 points.  The Spurs paraded to the free throw line in the first half  like they were giving away free money and hit 19-fo-20 to help propel them to a 23 point lead they would never relinquish.

Tony Parker destroyed Deron Williams in the first half for 16 points and three assists going 9-for-9 for free throw line.

The lead at halftime was 59-36.  Game over.

The Nets scored five points in the third quarter in San Antonio exactly one year ago so they corrected that problem scoring 32 points but the problem was that they allowed 39 points to the Spurs in the third quarter.

The Spurs shot 9-20 from 3-point range (45 percent) to the Nets 5-for-15 (33 percent).


“It’s embarrassing, man,” Pierce said. “You go out and you’re down 30 at the end of the third quarter, you give up 98 points in three quarters. It’s embarrassing.

“I don’t know if I’ve probably ever been a part of this many blowouts in one season already, but at some point, we’ve got to be able to have our pride come from each individual, and say we’ve had enough of this. It’s extremely embarrassing.”



[box]KEY STATS:  The Nets were dominated on the boards once again 47-to-34.

PLAYER OF THE GAME: Six Spurs players ended in double figures led by Tony Parker’s 18 points.

NEXT UP:  The Nets will be back in action on Thursday night when they visit the Oklahoma City Thunder at 8:00pm in OKC.  The game can be seen on YES. [/box]


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