VIDEO RECAP – FINAL: #Pistons 109 – #Nets 97

Updated: November 24, 2013


The Brooklyn Nets lost to the Detroit Pistons today by a score of 109-97 in Brooklyn.

The Nets are now officially in panic mode and the season is spiraling into oblivion. It cant sugarcoated anymore with the way the team is playing as they lost for the eighth of their last nine games.

The first half was better than most games with the Nets shooting 51 percent to the Pistons 40 percent up it had them up 51-44 half.  Joe Johnson shoots a three over Detroit Josh Smith

Joe Johnson was keeping Brooklyn in the game with some hot shooting in the first half with 16 points until Paul Pierce turned the ball over on the Nets’ last possession of the half which allowed Greg Monroe to scored while also getting fouled which gave the Pistons a five-point swing.  The Nets led at halftime 51-44.

Once the third quarter began the wheels came off once again and the Pistons outscored the Nets 20-0 in the paint. During that time Brooklyn shot 0-for-7 in the lane and ended up losing the quarter 34-15 to be down 78-66 going into the fourth.

Brooklyn is now 0-10 when losing the third quarter this season and in those 10 losses they have been outscored by a combined 96 points.

The game was over as the Nets could not bridge the gap and another awful loss led to the Barclays Center crowd to boo the Nets off the court.

Detroit Leaders: Brandon Jennings (14 points, 10 assists) Rodney Stuckey (27 points) Greg Monroe (18 points, 10 rebounds).[/box]

[quote_box]“We should be winning all these games,” Andray Blatche said. “I don’t know. It’s very frustrating and very, very embarrassing. It’s like, I don’t know. We’ve got to play with more pride. I don’t know … there’s no excuses, nothing.  We’re all just playing bad … and we’ve got to do something.”[/quote_box]

[box]KEY STATS: The Nets were once again outscored in the paint badly but tonight was more than bad and just awful losing that battle 56-22.

NOTES: Joe Johnson finished with 34 points, which is his high as a Net, and he hit a career-high eight 3-pointers on the night which is also a career-high.

NEXT UP:  The Nets will be back in action Tuesday night when they fly up north to take on the Toronto Raptors at 7:00pm.  The game can be seen on YES. [/box]


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