VIDEO RECAP – FINAL: #Trailblazers 108 – #Nets 98

Updated: November 19, 2013


The Brooklyn Nets lost to the Portland Trailblazers last night by a score of 108-98 in Brooklyn.

The Nets looked great to start the game and shot 74 percent, scored 40 first quarter points and did not have a single turnover.  The hot shooting slowed down in the second and got worse each quarter and they ended up shooting a mere 36 percent for the game.

The Trailblazers offset the Nets hot start by hitting 8-for-11 3-point shots in the first half and trailed the Nets 63-56 at half.

Kevin Garnett looked great in the first quarter as he hit his first six shots only to miss 11 of his next 12 shots.  He finished 8-for-19 for a season-high 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds.Nets putrid second half vs Blazers

Paul Pierce came back from his one-game hiatus with a groin injury and struggled mightily shooting 2-for-12 in 32 minutes and scored 11 points.

Nets only shot 17-66, including a putrid 22% in the second half to go down by as many as 14 at one point.

LaMarcus Aldridge (27 points on 9-16 shooting) and Wesley Matthews (24 points on 9-13 shooting) led the red hot Trailblazers who extended their winning streak to seven games.

[quote_box]”The realism is that you’re 3-7,” Terry said. “It’s not the end of the world. But again, we just have to find the consistency with our game and continue to grow and continue to build this chemistry.

When they put this thing together they didn’t say it would happen right away. We all would love it too, but it hasn’t and everything has come very difficult, whether its shots or getting stops; everything has been a grind. It’s been a tough month for us.”



[box]KEY STATS: The Nets shot miserable 17 percent from the floor in the third quarter going 3-for-18 to completely squander a stellar first half.

NOTES: The Nets scored a season-high 63 points in the first half and had a single turnover.

NEXT UP:  The Nets will be back in action Wednesday night when they travel to Charlotte to play the Bobcats at 7:00pm.  The game can be seen on YES. [/box]


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