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Despite outscoring Charlotte for three of four quarters the Nets still weren’t able to secure the win over the Hornets at home. The second quarter was disastrous and was the major reason for the loss. Plenty went wrong, few things went right. Here’s a breakdown of how the game unfolded.

1st Quarter:

  • An Allen dunk off the delivery from Russell kicks off scoring
  • Good inbounds play leads to the LeVert bucket
  • Easy backdoor pass from Allen to D’Lo for the layup
  • The floater from Harris from inside the paint is good
  • Hornets on a 6-0 run to tie the score at 8-8
  • Lovely drive and dish from LeVert to The ‘Fro
  • Shifty fake from LeVert as he drives to the rim
  • Harris with a shot you don’t normally see from him, a long range two
  • Another dunk for Allen
  • First Spencer Dinwiddie sighting
  • And one play on the drive from DeMarre
  • An awesome sight to see in the Spencer blow-by
  • Carroll follows it up with a three, the first of the night for the Nets
  • Tough leaner made by Carroll
  • Great feed on the backdoor cut from Kurucs
  • Another three for DMC
  • Nets up 32-31 at the end of one

2nd Quarter:

  • Great strength on the attack from LeVert
  • Rainbow jumper from Russell
  • Russell nails the layup
  • Open trey for Allen Crabbe
  • Much needed for Carroll off the feed from D’Lo
  • Charlotte build an 8 point lead mid way through the second
  • Sleek change of pace from Dinwiddie to earn the and one
  • 5 turnovers in the quarter so far for the Nets
  • Charlotte on a 29-14 extended run
  • Spencer penetrates and finishes with the off hand
  • Smooth pump fake and drive from Joe Harris
  • Nets down by 18 to end the half

3rd Quarter:

  • Nice block down low by LeVert
  • First three of the night for Joe Harris
  • Allen blocks Bridges from behind
  • LeVert hits his first three of the night
  • Tough contested shot from Graham
  • Backs it up with a three
  • Russell hits the mid ranger
  • Good two man game with Russell and Allen
  • D’Lo hits his first three of the contest
  • Hits the two to follow it up
  • First Rondae Hollis-Jefferson sighting for the night
  • Rack attack from Rondae
  • Spencer drives again for the basket
  • Nets have cut the margin to 13 off a transition bucket for Crabbe
  • Nets go on a 7-0 run to cut the Hornets lead to 12 at the end of the third

4th Quarter:

  • Rodions with the putback slam!
  • Russell hits the jumper on the pump fake
  • Another contested jumper for D’Lo
  • Block by Harris on the Parker drive
  • Strong move by Rondae on the layup
  • Lead back out to 16 going into the timeout
  • Russell hits the floater
  • Nets have missed their last 10 threes
  • Spencer stops the run at 11 with his first three since coming back from injury
  • Baseline layup for RHJ
  • Dinwiddie drives for the two
  • LeVert hits the three in junk time
  • Nets go down 123-112