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Brooklyn Nets at New York Knicks 12/8/18 Postgame Thoughts and Observations

It’s been a tough stretch for the Nets over the past few weeks. Two quality wins over Toronto and New York have helped put them back on the right track. Here’s how the Knicks win unfolded.

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1st Quarter:


  • Very back and forth early as both teams are tied up at 10 half way through the quarter
  • Kanter making his presence felt early
  • A Rondae three is a welcome sight in any game
  • Back to back threes for the Nets thanks to Dinwiddie and Crabbe
  • Rondae looks on early

  • Ed Davis draws fouls at a ridiculous rate off offensive boards
  • Kurucs with the massive swat from behind
  • Nets end the quarter on a nice run to give themselves a 30-23 lead to end the period


2nd Quarter:


  • The rebounding tonight has been a point of emphasis on both sides
  • Dudley with the sneaky steal and putback off the glass
  • 17-5 going back to late in the first has the Nets up by 10
  • Russell’s finishing around the rim seems to have taken an uptick over the last few games
  • Pinpoint outlet pass from Russell to Dinwiddie leads to the easy bucket
  • Dudley has made positive plays on both ends of the floor tonight
  • That’s two threes for Rondae!

  • Crabbe joining in on the fun as he extends the lead to 11, the largest of the night
  • Team defense from the Nets has been on point tonight


3rd Quarter:


  • Great way to start the second half with quality ball movement ending in an and one play for Jarrett Allen

  • Allen converts his second and one opportunity as he gets himself to 12 points
  • Also has 11 rebounds giving him another double double, his 11th of the season

  • Harris and Crabbe with back to back threes
  • Crabbe makes it three in a row, giving the Nets an 18 point buffer
  • Awesome and one play from Rondae, great pace and control
  • RHJ continues to be really spry around the paint
  • I could watch Ed Davis offensive rebounds on loop all day
  • Dinwiddie knows all the angles around the rim
  • Seriously, no one can stop him


4th Quarter:


  • Dinwiddie continues how he finished the third, driving to the rim  
  • Nets lead down to 13 with 9 minutes remaining
  • RHJ gives the Nets some breathing room with the mid ranger
  • Lead down to 9 with 7 minutes of game time left
  • Down to 5 with 5.30 remaining
  • Thank the lord for that Allen Crabbe three, gets the lead back up to double digits
  • RHJ looks to have a tweaked ankle but is still out there on the court
  • Dinwiddie with the jam!

  • Jarrett Allen fouls out with just over 2 minutes left in the game
  • Awesome defensive play from RHJ after missing the two free throws on the other end
  • Despite some shaky moments throughout the quarter the Nets eventually close it out and get the narrow win over their crosstown rivals