VIDEO – Nets Recap: #Nets 111 – #Trailblazers 93

Updated: March 28, 2013

Nets 111 – Trailblazers 93

Nets took an 18-6 lead vs Blazers midway thru first moving the ball well and hitting shots. Reggie Evans leads with 6 pts (3-4 FG), 3 o-rebounds and 2 assists. Nets dominating the boards, they’ve got 20 rebounds (10 off 10 def) vs 5 rebounds (1 off 4 def) for Blazers. Evans leads with 9 rebounds. With a 19-9 run to close first Nets take a 37-17 lead against Blazers.

Nets match their biggest lead of the game with a C.J. Watson layup in transition. Up 29 points, 50-21 early second. Nets are cruising against Blazers, up 21 pt, 60-39 with 1:10 left 1st half. This game hasn’t been close since early first quarter. Nets have 32 rebounds (15 off 17 def) vs 17 rebounds (5 off 12 def) for Blazers. Brook Lopez with 17 points and the Nets leading 64-41 at half.

Brook Lopez has 25 points, Evans has 19 rebounds already and it only get worse for Portland. They’ve combined to dominate the interior of the Blazers with 2:50 left in the 3rd. The game has been over for a bit but the Nets keep pouring it on. Trail Blazers down 69-95 to the Nets after three quarters.

[blockquote]”Reggie was absurd,” said Carlesimo. Added Williams, “Great. What he did (Wednesday) was great. He’s the reason we got going, the reason we built such a big lead in that first quarter because he just took the life out of them. He’s playing with a lot of energy and we just fed off of him.”[/blockquote]

Benches came out for the fourth and unlike in the second quarter the Bench Mob turned the ball over and using a quick 11-0 run, Blazers narrow the gap to 101-87 against Nets. Nets missed their last 5 shots. A disgruntled PJ Carlesimo summoned his starters back to the floor and once again the game was over. Wonderful play be Williams and slopes all night put this one to sleep and sent Rip City home with an L. Nets win 111-93.

Reggie Evans finished with a career high 26 rebounds and tied a career high with 22 points while Brook Lopez dropped in 28 on 12/22 shooting. Brooklyn moves to 4-1 on the Circus trip.Reggie Evans layup on Blazers


Points – Lopez – 28

Rebounds – Evans – 26

Assists – Williams –10

STAT OF THE NIGHT: The Nets outscored the Trailblazers by a whopping 74-38 in paint and had 58 touches in the paint all night. Magnificent play

GAMECHANGER: After a 37-17 first quarter the Nets behind seven straight points by Andray Blatche put the game away for good.




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