VIDEO – Nets Recap: #Nets 87 – Nuggets 109

Updated: March 29, 2013

Nets 87 – Nuggets 109

Joe Johnson and Ty Lawson out for this game. Off a Deron Williams dish, Reggie Evans lays it up and in to tie the game 8-8. He’s hot with 4 points and 2 boards to start the game. Nuggets have assists on six of their first eight makes. They lead Nets 16-9 with 5:38 left in first. With a quick 10-4 run, Nets cut the Nuggets lead to 1 point, 20-19, late first.  Evans with 7/6. Nuggets have 22 points in the paint.  Nets down 26-23 after the first quarter.

Bench Mob started second as always. C.J. Watson is in foul trouble, just picking up his 3rd foul. He’s been a non-factor with 1 point (0-0 FG) in 4 minutes. With a 13-5 run in 5:10, Nuggets take a 35-28 lead against Nets, early second. Nuggets are getting inside at will. Nuggets take their biggest lead of the game with a Danilo Gallinari jumper. Up 17 pts, 45-28 mid second. HALFTIME: Nets trail Denver 38-55. Deron Williams leads Brooklyn with 11 points to go along with 2 assists, while Evans has a 7 and 8.

[blockquote]Deron Williams – “They came out and put a beating on us from the jump. We were close at the end of the first but after that it wasn’t really close after that.”

Nuggets are dominating inside the entire game.  They’ve got 31 pt in the paint vs 13 points for Nets. Led by Kosta Koufos with 3 layups, a dunk and a free throw. Brook Lopez misses another jumper, shooting 2-9 FGs. He’s killing Nets with his shooting. Nets losing 55-38, early third. Nets are down 40-20 in the paint and 19-0 on the break. Both teams are struggling from distance in this game. Nuggets are shooting an abysmal 16% (1-6) and Nets are shooting 23% (3-13). Watson hits a 3-pointer as time expires in the third, but the Nets are still down 80-66 with one frame left.

Nets are leaving points at the line, making just 15-30 (50%) of their free throws.  Lopez with an abysmal 3-9 from the stripe. This game is over! Nuggets are cruising to victory, up 17 points, 97-80 against Nets with 3:42 left. It hasn’t been close since early second. Nuggets beat Nets at home to 33-3, 109-87.


Points – Williams – 19

Rebounds – Evans – 16

Assists – Brooks –5

STAT OF THE NIGHT: Nuggets dominated inside is an understatement.  They had 65 points in the paint vs 36 points for Nets.

GAMECHANGER: Second quarter the Nets allowed the Nuggets to run away with the game losing
29-15 in the quarter. Fast break dunks and layups killed the Nets all night.






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