SAN ANTONIO, TX - JANUARY 31: Rodions Kurucs #00 of the Brooklyn Nets shoots the ball against the San Antonio Spurs on January 31, 2019 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photos by Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images)

Brooklyn Nets at San Antonio Spurs 1/31/19 Postgame Notes and Observations

Free throws win games. The Nets poor free throw shooting cost them a win against San Antonio away from home. It was a hotly contested affair, and this is is how it unfolded.

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1st Quarter:

  • Joe Harris makes the Nets first basket on the floater
  • Aggressive drive from D’Angelo Russell off the turnover
  • First three of the night for Harris
  • Smooth move by Russell for the two
  • Composed by D’Angelo to Rodions Kurucs down low
  • There are bats in the arena. Where is Manu Ginobili when you need him?
  • 4 early turnovers for the Nets
  • Spurs with a 9-0 giving them a 16-11 lead
  • Pretty pocket pass from Napier to Allen
  • Sleek move from Rodions as he takes the Spurs defender off the dribble
  • DeMarre Carroll nails the mid-ranger
  • Ed Davis finishes off the reverse
  • D’Angelo hits the three to cut the lead back to 7
  • Another three from Russell!
  • Nets finish the quarter down 25-29

2nd Quarter:

  • D’Lo drives the lane hard to kick off the scoring in the second
  • Rondae with the unorthodox finish around the rim
  • Carroll cans the three
  • Nice move down low by Ed Davis to get the basket
  • A nifty floater from the paint for D’Angelo Russell
  • Great ball movement from the Nets as Rondae Hollis-Jefferson finishes the play
  • Rondae’s just chillin’
  • Shabazz Napier buries the three
  • Another strong take to the rim by Kurucs as he gets the goaltending call
  • Joe Harris’ drive gives the Nets the lead as they go on an 8-0 run
  • DeMar DeRozan makes Jarrett Allen‘s block list and follows up with the bucket on the other end off a crafty feed from Napier
  • Sizzling spin move from Allen
  • Nets down by 1 at the half 51-52

3rd Quarter:

  • Russell gets the defender on his hip and hits the jumper
  • Lovely put back from Kurucs on the D’Lo miss
  • D’Angelo Russell is money on the floater
  • Graham’s jumper off the spin move was pretty
  • Jarrett Allen with the steal!
  • Joe Harris Strong move finishing the drive against Aldridge and drawing the and one
  • Feathery touch from Allen off the lefty hook shoot
  • Rodions feeding Allen for the slam
  • Another strong finish for Harris
  • Corner three from Jarrett Allen
  • 4-point play opportunity for Carroll
  • Long range two from Napier
  • DeMarre Carroll hits the perimeter jumper
  • Smooth floater from Russell
  • Wait, Shabazz Napier got a block
  • Nets finish the third with an 89-85 lead

4th Quarter:

  • Napier’s body control around the rim is something else
  • Good use of the glass from Davis
  • Dazzling dime from D’Angelo to Carroll for the layup
  • These missed free throws could come back to haunt the Nets
  • Clutch free throws from DeMarre
  • Big three ball for Harris
  • Another one from Joey!
  • Nets down by 3 with 1.29 remaining
  • Great finish off the drive by Russell
  • Spurs on a 9-2 run
  • Napier with the three with 4 seconds left
  • Nets go down 117-114