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Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics 1/7/19 Postgame Notes and Observations

Well, the Nets had to lose at some stage. With only 10 players fit to play there was little chance the team was going to steal the win from the highly favoured Celtics. Here’s how the loss played out.

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1st Quarter:

  • Awesome kick out pass from Allen to Kurucs for the open three
  • Deep three from D’Lo
  • Shabazz with the third three
  • Rodions makes it 4/4 from the arc
  • And another one from the rook 
  • Major slam from Kurucs
  • Even Faried is out there making triples 
  • Follows up his own miss for the putback layup 
  • Nets have 9 turnovers to the Celtics 1 
  • Make it 10 
  • Finish the quarter with 11 turnovers and a 12 point deficit

2nd Quarter:

  • Davis’ dunk gives the Nets a rare highlight early in the quarter 
  • Boston are scoring at will 
  • It’s half way through the second and the Nets have less than 30 points 
  • Rodions has been splashing them tonight, one of the few bright spots in this game 
  • When did Marcus Smart turn into Stephen Curry?
  • Nets are in with a sniff as Dinwiddie’s free throws cut it to 11 
  • Allen adds Marcus Morris to his block list 
  • Nets down 56-45 at the half 

3rd Quarter:

  • Nets start the quarter with a turnover
  • Napier redeems it with a three 
  • Pretty back to the basket move from Allen off the Kurucs feed 
  • Deficit cut down to 7 
  • Napier draws the defense and makes the easy dime to Allen for the flush 
  • Sleek pass down low to Rodions as he draws the defense again 
  • Kurucs attack at the rim is setting the tone 
  • Celtics lead back out to 16 
  • Pinson makes his second appearance of the season and immediately makes a bucket 
  • Dinwiddie with the and one opportunity
  • Brooklyn down 86-73 to end the third 

4th Quarter:

  • Spencer starts the fourth with an off the dribble three 
  • Pinson has done some nice things 
  • Faried with a nice off the dribble move 
  • Kenneth Faried turned into Jarrett Allen 
  • Davis put backs are gorgeous 
  • 24 turnovers turned into 28 Celtics points 
  • Rodions continues to do good things 
  • Nets go down 116-95