VIDEO RECAP – FINAL: #Nets 95 – #Rockets 114

Updated: November 30, 2013


The Brooklyn Nets lost to the Houston Rockets last night by a score of 114-95 in Houston.

The Nets continued their dismal road play with another blowout loss to a Western Conference team.  The last time the Nets beat the Rockets was when their coach was playing for the Nets in 2006 – 13 straight losses ago.

Once again shorthanded without Deron Williams (ankle), Kevin Garnett (rest) Andrei Kirilenko (back) and Jason Terry (knee) the Nets gave zero effort from the opening tip and it showed in the box score right away.Rockets Omir Casspi dunks on Nets

Brook Lopez finally came back from his seven game absence with the ankle injury but it didn’t seem to faze the listless Brooklyn team.

They went down 33-17 after the first quarter as the Rockets blistered them with 3-pointers.  The second quarter was more of the same as Houston put up another 33 points and more 3-pointers to lead 66-40 at halftime.

The halftime stats tell the story: Houston shot 55% from field, 61% from 3-point range and 100% from free throw line while the Nets shot 33% from field, 10% from 3-point range and 64 % from the free throw line.

Jason Kidd obviously saw what all Nets fans saw at halftime and decided to wave the white flag and bench his entire starting lineup coming out of the break and only keep Lopez on the floor to get his allotted minutes.

Tyshawn Taylor (16 points, 12 assists), Alan Anderson (12 points, four rebounds), Toko Shengelia (six points, five rebounds) and Mason Plumlee (16 points, six rebounds) played the majority of the minutes in the second half and once Lopez hit his minutes then Reggie Evans (four points, seven rebounds) played the rest of the way.

The lead was 92-62 after three quarters and the Nets made it closer then it really was in a sloppy fourth quarter.

This is miserable basketball the Nets are playing right now and without emotion and passions this looks to be the team we have this season.


[quote_box]“I had to go with the guys that were playing hard,” Kidd said, “and those were the guys, and they played for the whole second half.”

“I announced who was starting at halftime,” Kidd said, “and I said, ‘We’ll see how it goes from there.’ ”[/quote_box]


[box]KEY STATS: The Nets allowed a franchise record 19 3-pointers to the Rockets in 32 attempts.


NEXT UP:  The Nets will be back in action tomorrow night when they take on the Memphis Grizzlies at 8:00pm in Houston.  The game can be seen on YES. [/box]


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