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Brooklyn Nets vs Chicago Bulls 2/8/19 Postgame Notes and Observations

Outside of the return of Caris LeVert it was a night to forget for the Brooklyn Nets. They went down heavily to the Chicago Bulls in one of their worst performances of the season. Here’s how the loss unfolded.

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1st Quarter:

  • Jarrett Allen attacking like a guard on the drive to the basket
  • Good to see Rodions Kurucs hit the three as he’s struggled a little from range the last few games
  • Harris attacks the paint with purpose for the layup
  • D’Angelo Russell with his patented fake and floater
  • Smooth off-balance floater from Joe Harris
  • A probing Russell hits another floater
  • Rodions Kurucs is in pain on the defensive end but that doesn’t stop Jarrett Allen from dunking
  • Allen Crabbe goes bang from three
  • Make that 2/2 from the arc for the sharpshooter
  • Allen Crabbe balances it out with a two for good measure
  • Nets down 32-27 at the end of the first

2nd Quarter:

  • First Caris LeVert sighting at the 10.39 mark of the second quarter
  • Caris LeVert gets his first dish of the night to DeMarre Carroll for the three
  • Caris creates the steal then hands it off to Carroll for the easy layup in transition
  • That’s the first bucket for Caris LeVert on the stutter step
  • Smooth finish hit off the glass from D’Angelo Russell
  • D’Angelo Russell with the and one!
  • Joe Harris hits the triple
  • Nets down by 7 at the half

3rd Quarter:

  • Jarrett Allen hits the forceful dunk
  • Treveon Graham nails the three
  • Off balance finish by Russell from close range
  • Another three for Treveon Graham
  • Joe Harris hits the three to keep the deficit within reach
  • Crafty move by D’Angelo Russell
  • Joe Harris hits another shot from the perimeter
  • Smooth finish from Rondae Hollis-Jefferson on the floater
  • Brooklyn down by 13 to end the third

4th Quarter:

  • Much needed three from Allen Crabbe
  • Another trey for Allen Crabbe
  • Good attack from LeVert
  • First and one play for Caris LeVert. Looked comfortable initiating and taking the contact
  • LeVert looks more and more comfortable with each passing play
  • Sizzling cut from Joe Harris to the rim
  • Nets on a 9-2 run to cut the margin to 11
  • Harris drives again to trim the lead to single digits
  • Jarrett Allen has an open lane for the dunk
  • Caris LeVert blows by the defense with ease
  • Crabbe hits a three
  • Uncontested layup for D’Angelo Russell
  • Nets go down