The notes on this one seem meaningless after the horrific injury budding star, Caris LeVert sustained.

Here’s to a speedy recovery Caris. You personify everything that is great about this game and we know you’ll come back even better than you were before.

1st Quarter:

  • Rondae got bodied by KAT as he starts at the five in the absence of Jarrett Allen
  • Gibson v Dudley is another matchup to watch with size and weight advantage
  • He may lack a perimeter shot but Rondae has good pick and roll chemistry with LeVert and Russell
  • D’Lo with two early threes keeping the Nets within range
  • Wonderful backdoor play from Russell and LeVert

  • Caris with the fancy footwork!

  • Russell has 11 points in only 8 mins (3/4 from three)
  • Davis is monstrous on the offensive glass
  • And another offensive board, converting it into a dunk

2nd Quarter:

  • Crabbe’s shooting form still looks off
  • Kenny is heated with Dinwiddie after some lackluster transition defense
  • Follows it up with a deep three
  • LeVert gets past Gibson and finishes with the slam over KAT!

  • Nets persistence on the glass lands them a three from Russell
  • Another backdoor play from Russell and LeVert
  • Both team’s defense has left a lot to be desired
  • Russell nails his 5th three of the night on a dime from LeVert
  • D’Lo makes up for his lack of athleticism with superior craftiness around the rim
  • Defense from the Nets has picked up late in this quarter
  • Andddddd with that Minnesota regain the lead
  • Brooklyn’s free throw shooting has been putrid, 5/11 so far
  • Heartbreaking injury to LeVert
  • In the scheme of things, this game doesn’t feel worth analyzing. Thoughts, prayers and everything else for Caris LeVert, a wonderful talent but an even greater person

3rd Quarter:

  • Rondae continuing to cut into the paint with precision
  • That’s 7 threes for Russell as he registers his 25th point, with still over 8 minutes left in the third
  • Harris has struggled from the perimeter so far, shooting 1/7 from the area
  • Shabazz with a nice move around the rim
  • Minnesota gain their largest lead of the game (6) with a minute left in the quarter

4th Quarter:

  • Dinwiddie with his 5th foul early in the 4th
  • This time Towns with the offensive foul, his 4th and the 20th turnover from Minnesota
  • Nets continue to hang around, only down 4 with 7.40 remaining
  • Crabbe has little to no rhythm offensively
  • Dudley with the three, and yes, he’s a much better fit in Brooklyn than Carmelo Anthony
  • Dinwiddie bewilderingly gets called for a tech running to the bench as he fouls out
  • The Towns three gives Minnesota their first double-digit lead of the night
  • D’Lo continues to dominate as a passer in the pick and roll
  • Russell ties a career high, making his 8th three-pointer for the evening
  • Make that 9, setting a new career high

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