The Nets (5-13) lost to the Nuggets (11-6) tonight by a score of 111-87.
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The game was still a game until the Nets went into halftime. Denver blew it open in the third quarter and the numbers got worse by the minute.
Joe Johnson led the Nets in scoring with 22 points in 31 minutes. He was 8-of-15 from the field.
Four Nets players (Joe Johnson – 22, Andray Blatche – 15, Brook Lopez – 12, Tyshawn Taylor – 12) scored in double figures.
Brook Lopez had an off night around the rim and missed numerous easy buckets which led to fast break points for Denver. He finished 12 points and a lowly two rebounds in his 22 minutes on the floor.
Stat of the Night: The Nets gave up a horrendous 17 offensive rebounds to the Nuggets and were outrebounded 56-37 in total.
John Paolantonio, ContributorThe Nets looked to put back-to-back wins together for the first time all season when they hosted the Denver Nuggets tonight but instead they hung tough until halftime and then got run off the court in their own building again.
The first half there was some fight from this injury plagued team but all that ended with a 15-0 run late in the third quarter after cutting it to four points. The run allowed Denver to go up 80-60 and the wheels spun off after that.
The infamous “Nets third quarter woes” reappeared as they lost 31-15 3rd in the quarter and went into the fourth with a 89-64 deficit.
The Nets must have allowed at least eight alley-oops in this game and it got so bad in the fourth that Andre Miller threw a lob pass to little Nate Robinson for the layup.
It was comedy on defense all night for the Nets as they did everything they could to keep the fast paced Nuggets from running but got destroyed on the offensive glass in the process.
The boos rained down once again at Barclays Center and every one of them was justified. This team simply does not have the weapons or the heart to fight when someone goes on a double digit run on them.
Brooklyn will be back in action on Thursday night when they host the New York Knicks. Tip is at 7:30 PM on YES and TNT.